The US has walked into a trap here at the IWC. In wanting to get its ASW quota through, its allowed Japan to try and open the agenda item 3. 'The Future Process'. This of course means that they get to debate the issue of commercial whaling again.
Now how do they get out of this?
Actually, they are asking to postpone the NGOs statements (which should have happened yesterday) so that they can speak.
Oh, getting messy now!
If anyone wants to see this live, you can here by the way
Norway has now just pointed out that Agenda Item 3 is open, and claims that anyting can be discussed.
The Chairman is now trying to muster support for delaying the US presentation until tomorrow.
The US complains that the debate is stopping it from actually giving its presentation.
The Chairman notes that the US should be allowed to present, and by teh way Agenda 3 is still open. (ouch!)