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US cuts off Unesco funding after Palestinian vote

The United States said today it had stopped funding Unesco, the UN cultural agency, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership.

world Updated: Oct 31, 2011 23:01 IST
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The United States said on Monday it had stopped funding Unesco, the UN cultural agency, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership.

US state department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters the United States had no choice but to halt funding because of longstanding US law, saying Washington would not make a planned $60 million transfer that was due in November.