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Anti-US PM Risks Creating Anti-US NZ

Anti-US PM Risks Creating Anti-US NZ

Tuesday 24 Aug 2004

Rodney Hide - Press Releases - Foreign Affairs

ACT New Zealand Leader Rodney Hide today said that US Ambassador Charles Swindells was right to warn of anti-Americanism.

"Mr Swindells is also right to say that New Zealanders are not anti-American. The problem that we have is that our Prime Minister and some of her Ministers are.

"Miss Clark has never made a secret of the fact that she views the US unfavourably. She has overseen the deterioration of our relationship with the US from the status of US `ally' to `friend'. She also blew our chances of a place at the US/Australia free trade negotiation table.

"The only way to nip anti-Americanism in the bud is to get rid of the Labour Government," Mr Hide said.


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