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Iraq’s UN envoy moves to DC as ambassador

Iraq’s U.N. ambassador, Samir Sumaidaie, said on Wednesday he was moving to Washington shortly as Baghdad’s first ambassador to the United States in 15 years. Sumaidaie presented his credentials to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday and said in an e-mail he expected to meet President George W. Bush “in the coming days.” Sumaidaie became Iraq’s first post-war ambassador to the United Nations in July 2004. He had been an interior minister in the post- Saddam Hussein government after returning to Baghdad from exile in London where he was involved in opposition groups.Full Story

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