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Saudi Says Muslim Troops Should Replace U.S. in Iraq

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that any Muslim and Arab deployment to Iraq must have Iraqi consensus, operate under a United Nations umbrella and replace U.S.-led coalition forces in the war-torn country. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal told reporters his country’s proposal, revealed last week, also stipulates that the United Nations oversee the political process in Iraq including elections for a new Iraqi government. “These won’t be fighting or invading troops but to help serve the Iraqi people so that they return to a normal life. This would also require that coalition forces withdraw from Iraq,” Prince Saud said after talks on the plan with Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa. Full Story

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