The US stated that there should be no vote now on enlarging the Security Council. Shirin Tahir-Kheli, a top U.S. State Department adviser on U.N. reform said:
Let me be as clear as possible: The U.S. does not think any proposal to expand the Security Council – including one based on our own ideas – should be voted upon at this stage.
You can see an article in the Guardian on the topic here.
I’m sure it doesn’t have anything to do with the discrimination issue that I posted about previously, but it must rankle here in the halls of power. It doesn’t look like Japan is going to get the nod it wanted from the US in the near future.