Wednesday, February 16, 2005

WTO Rejects Iran Again

AFX UK Focus:
The World Trade Organisation has accepted separate membership applications from Serbia and Montenegro, but again rejected that of Iran because of US opposition.

A General Council session of the 148 member-states unanimously accepted the separate applications by Serbia and Montenegro, which previously had made one single application. ...

The US continued its opposition to Iran's membership for the 22nd time in four years. The US was criticised over its attitude by 15 member-states including China, India and EU member-states.