“the treaty grants the U.S. the only permanent veto as to how the modest royalties, collected in return for secure property rights, are to be distributed to state parties” and would allow “U.S. access to strategic minerals of copper, nickel, cobalt, manganese and rare earths worth about $1 trillion.“
THAT is what they blocked because OMG! The UN! BLARGH!
I don’t understand this notion that accepting help from any government or international organization (that isn’t a private corporation) is bad, evil and “Un-American.”