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2005-07-26 19:41:38

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Italy's U.N. ambassador on Tuesday said seekers of U.N. Security Council seats were engaging in blackmail and financial threats to win support for their resolution to enlarge the 15-member body. In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Ambassador Marcello Spatafora accused Germany, Japan, India and Brazil, aspirants for permanent council seats known as the Group of Four, or G-4, of "blackmailing some sector of the membership." He referred to...


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