UN development agency delays Syria aid plan

NEW YORK - The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said on Saturday it was postponing consideration of an aid plan for Syria because of the turmoil there.
The move followed a sharp attack by a senior US Republican congresswoman on the proposed program, which she said could lead to a "Bucks for Bashar" scandal -- a reference to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
In a statement, UNDP said that "in light of developments in Syria" it was "deferring its upcoming five-year program for the country pending further review."
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