Originally published: December 10, 2012
Last updated: December 10, 2012 - 10:20pm
Ambassador Terry Kramer, head of the U.S. delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai, said in a statement that reports the US may pull out of the conference were not true, but according to a press conference with ITU representatives, there has been little consensus on the issues that the U.S. has suggested were nonnegotiable from its side, which are primarily ones that would introduce Internet governance and security and sender-pays models to the treaties being discussed.
"In the past few days, a small number of media reports have characterized the United States as 'threatening' to withdraw from the WCIT negotiations," he said. "These speculative reports are inaccurate and unhelpful to the Conference," Kramer said. "The United States has made no such threat, and it remains fully committed to achieving a successful conclusion to the WCIT. The U.S. Delegation will continue to provide information to the media as negotiations continue throughout this week."
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