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December 28, 2004

UN Official Backs Down: Rich Nations Not 'Stingy'

Topics: International News

My Way News Dec 28
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The international response to a catastrophic tsunami in Asia has been quick and generous, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday, playing down his earlier comments that wealthy nations were stingy.

U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland rowed back from statements he made on Monday after an annoyed Secretary of State Colin Powell said Washington was "the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world."

"The United States is not stingy," Powell told CNN's "American Morning" program. Continue reading...

Posted by Hyscience at December 28, 2004 10:59 PM



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