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Bush Predicts Unanimous Vote On UN Iraq Resolution

George W. Bush (file photo) 8 June 2004 -- U.S. President George W. Bush today predicted a unanimous UN Security Council vote in favor of a resolution on postoccupation Iraq.

"If things go well, it will be a unanimous vote, thereby saying to the world that members of the Security Council are interested in working together to make sure that Iraq is free and peaceful and democratic," President Bush said.

He made the statement on a coastal island off the U.S. state of Georgia, where leaders are gathering for an Grop of Eight (G-8) summit of industrialized countries.

Bush was speaking to reporters during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, ahead of an expected vote on the Iraq resolution in New York later today.

British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw today also said he expects unanimous support for the resolution.

Security Council members Germany and China have said they will vote in support of the resolution. France and Spain both said they still have concerns, but will give positive votes.

(compiled from wire reports)