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Japan Resists U.S. Request on Iraq Project

Japan is resisting a U.S request to send civilians to southern Iraq to work on a reconstruction project after Tokyo withdraws its troops from the country because it is too risky, a Japanese news agency reported Wednesday. Japan has said that it is “difficult at the moment” to join in a multinational reconstruction team in the city of Basra because the dispatch would be dangerous, Kyodo News agency reported, citing unnamed Japanese and American officials. Full Story

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