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Iraqi Foreign Minister To Meet UN Security Council

3 June 2004 -- Iraq's interim Foreign Minister Hoshyar al-Zebari is expected to meet with the United Nations Security Council later today in New York to discuss a draft resolution addressing Iraq's political future.

Security Council members including France, China, Germany, and Russia have all called for changes to the current U.S.-British draft. France in particular has called for a confirmation of the full sovereignty of the incoming Iraqi government, notably in military affairs.

UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on 2 June in Baghdad urged Iraqis to accept the new interim government that Brahimi helped put together.

His comments came as the interim government, due to formally take power 30 June, held its first meeting in Baghdad's heavily guarded "Green Zone" that houses the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition.


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