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Iraq's Neighbors Begin Talks on Security

Iraq asked its neighbors Wednesday for real help bringing security to the violence-ravaged nation, telling them in a meeting that action, not talk, was needed most. The gathering of Iraq, its six neighbors and Egypt was the first since coalition forces handed over sovereignty to an interim government on June 28. Iraqi officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi was expected to make proposals for security cooperation. “We expect some of our neighbors to stand by the Iraqi people, to help us in deeds and not words, and to support the effort of the new Iraqi sovereign government to establish a peaceful, responsible Iraq friendly to its neighbors. And this is what we have come to ask them for,” Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said.Full Story

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