Originally published: December 5, 2012
Last updated: December 6, 2012 - 9:46am
US Ambassador Terry Kramer denied reports claiming that other countries did not give early support to a joint U.S.-Canada proposal aimed at keeping Internet regulations out of a United Nations treaty.
Ambassador Kramer said the issue is still up for discussion at the ongoing treaty conference in Dubai. "Early reports suggesting failure of support for a joint U.S.-Canada proposal for early discussion on the scope of the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) are inaccurate," said Kramer, the head of the U.S. delegation for the treaty conference. Kramer said the issue "remains an important point of discussion for the United States" and it will continue to push for the current scope of the treaty to be maintained.
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