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Yes, US has been withholding money.  The way these meetings work is that the negotiation occurs over an acceptable text for a communiqué.  Because it has to be agreed by every country, you get a lowest-common-denominator outcome.  As Bob pointed out, the threat is that the US would walk away if the rest of the world ganged up on them.  Most countries wouldn't want that.
by canberra boy (canberraboy1 at gmail dot com) on Mon Sep 12th, 2005 at 05:31:34 PM EST
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