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Spain offers poll experts to Iraq

Spain says it is prepared to send “experts” to Iraq to help monitor next year’s scheduled election but will not redeploy any troops or security personnel. Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos pledged the personnel after a meeting in New York with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, an aide to Moratinos told CNN. The new Socialist government, elected in an upset victory three days after the deadly Madrid train bombings in March, pulled Spain’s 1,300 troops out of Iraq but vowed to stay involved in efforts to stabilize and bring democracy to Iraq. Full Story

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