Clinton says UNESCO should "think again" on Palestinians

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Posted: Oct 05, 2011 6:54 PM
Clinton says UNESCO should "think again" on Palestinians

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO should "think again" on plans to vote on Palestinian membership, noting that such a move could cause the United States to cut funds for the group.

"I ... would urge the governing body of UNESCO to think again before proceeding with that vote because the decision about status must be made in the United nations and not in auxiliary groups that are subsidiary to the United Nations," Clinton told a news conference in the Dominican Republic, where she is on an official visit.

(Reporting by Andrew Quinn; editing by Anthony Boadle)