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October 01, 1985

The General Assembly's budget committee began debating assessments to be levied against U.N. members for 1986-88, with the United States still expected to pay 25% of the total. A subcommittee report took no account of a new U.S. law requiring Washington's contribution to be lowered unless progress is made toward a system of weighting members' votes according to the amount they pay in assessments. The subcommittee set the Soviet assessment at 11.82%, making Moscow the second largest contributor but reducing its share by .34%.

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