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Annan Sees 'Grave Danger' Of Iraqi Civil War

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (file photo) (epa) September 18, 2006 -- Speaking to a conference on Iraq, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said that, if current trends persist, there is a "grave danger" that the Iraqi state will break down, "possibly in the midst of full-scale civil war."

Annan called for urgent action to prevent such a scenario.

The UN-run conference was attended by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

(AFP, Reuters)

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