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U.S. Open to a Proposal That Supplants Council in Iraq

The Bush administration accepted on Thursday the outlines of a United Nations proposal to dissolve the Iraqi Governing Council installed last year by the United States and replace it with a caretaker government when Iraqi sovereignty is restored on July 1. Administration officials said that the proposal by Lakhdar Brahimi, the special United Nations envoy in Iraq, to create a new government of prominent Iraqis had many details to be worked out, but that for now it was acceptable to President Bush. “I don’t see anything at this point in what he’s proposing that would be of concern to us,” said Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, in an interview, adding that Mr. Brahimi’s mission “thus far has been very successful.” Full Story

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