Lee made the promise in a national address, trying to defuse a domestic political crisis. Thousands of people have protested the April beef deal because of fears about mad cow disease. Older cattle are thought to be more susceptible to the neurological disease.
Lee reportedly said that he had told U.S. President George W. Bush that he will “ensure that
Lee made the comments as negotiators from both countries were meeting to discuss restricting
The beef deal was made in April to ensure the passage of a free trade agreement by the two countries in the U.S. Congress.
Lee said "there was no possibility of ratification" this year of the free-trade deal if
Source: Associated Press