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US lawmaker threatens Nepal aid over Tibetans

posted Nov 8, 2011, 12:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
From AFP:

A US lawmaker threatened Thursday to strip Nepal of its millions of dollars in US aid unless it permits refugees fleeing Chinese rule in Tibet to transit through the country. ...

Representative Frank Wolf, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee that determines US funding, said he would try to block funding to Nepal unless it grants exit visas to Tibetans who seek refuge in the United States.

"We're not just going to cut them, we're going to zero them out," said Wolf, a Republican from Virginia and outspoken critic of China.

"If they're not willing to do it, then they don't share our values and if they don't share our values, we do not want to share our dollars," he told a congressional hearing on Tibet.

The full AFP article is available (click here).

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