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Powell to Hungary: Stay the course

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell thanked Hungary on Tuesday for the “steadfastness” of its commitment to the coalition in Iraq, saying now is not the time to get “weak in the knees” despite continued violence and kidnappings. In an interview with the Hungarian morning television program “Napkelte,” Powell said he hoped Hungary would keep its more than 350 troops in Iraq beyond their mandate, which ends December 31. The Hungarian troops work as truck drivers on humanitarian convoys, and Hungarian leaders have said the security situation in Iraq during the next several months would determine whether the troops’ mandate would be extended. Full Story

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