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Rice Says Progress In Iraq Might Aid Efforts on Turkey

The establishment of a permanent Iraqi government will provide the framework to eliminate militias that have terrorized Iraqi citizens and help curtail Kurdish attacks against Turkey, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday. Rice, who is traveling this week to Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria, told reporters flying with her that the end of the four-month impasse over Iraq’s political leadership — achieved over the weekend — would open a new phase in the country’s reconstruction. And while she said the United States would increasingly step back from the process, she cautioned against any expectations that the shift would be dramatic. Full Story

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