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Regret at UN's Iraq retreat

The United Nations’ decision to move most of its remaining staff out of Iraq is “playing into the hands of terrorists”, according to a senior Iraqi official. The minister responsible for foreign affairs in the US-appointed Iraqi Governing Council, Hoshyar Zebari, told the BBC it was important for the UN to stay the course, despite two attacks on its headquarters in Baghdad. The United States has also expressed disappointment at the UN decision, taken at a time when the Bush administration is trying to encourage broader international support for the reconstruction of Iraq. Full Story

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