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Romanian Foreign Minister Quits After Iraq Workers Row

Mihai Razvan Ungureanu (Courtesy Photo) February 2, 2007 -- Romanian Foreign Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu has resigned after a row over two Romanians detained by coalition forces in Iraq.

Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu had criticized Ungureanu for failing to inform the government about the two workers' detention.

The two had been held since October 31 for taking pictures without permission on a U.S. base where they worked.

They were freed today after coalition authorities determined they had no ill intent.

Romania, a staunch U.S. ally, has some 600 troops in Iraq.

(AP, Realitatea TV,