The mandate of the small current UN mission to Iraq expires on August 10.
The draft resolution would extend the mission's mandate for a year, and authorizes the UN to facilitate "regional dialogue, including on issues of border security, energy, and refugees."
The UN cut back its presence in Iraq after a truck bomb destroyed the UN headquarters in Baghdad in August, 2003, killing more than 20 people.
In June, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he would consider an expanded UN role in Iraq, but cited insecurity there as an obstacle.
(AP, BBC, Reuters)
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