No 43



US, Israel Block Irans Bid ForWTO Membership

The US and Israel on 10 Octoberblocked Irans bid to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), marking thethird time since May this year that the US has objected to the establishment ofa working party to consider Irans application. According to a senior officialcited by news agencies, the US said that the situation was under review but atthis time they could not agree. The US and Israel were the only two states ofthe...