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U.N. Gives Resounding 'Yes' to Iraq Resolution

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt a U.S.-British resolution that formally ends the occupation of Iraq on June 30 but few believed the action would stop the daily bloodshed. In a packed council chamber, the 15-nation body endorsed a “sovereign interim government” in Iraq and authorized a U.S.-led multinational force to keep the peace following a late addition on control of military forces sought by France. “With today’s vote, we acknowledge an important milestone. By June 30, Iraq will reassert its sovereignty, a step forward on the path toward a democratically elected government,” said U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte, who will become ambassador to Iraq at the end of the month. Full Story

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