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Schröder and Chirac oppose the U.S. plan, at least for now

Making Up Is Hard To Do
U.S. Members of the U.N. Security Council spent the weekend considering Washington's draft resolution on a multinational peacekeeping force for Iraq. The American proposal, prompted by the deteriorating security situation in Iraq and spiraling costs of reconstruction, envisages bringing all troops presently in Iraq under a U.N. mantle, but with the U.S. in command. It was presented at an informal meeting of the Security Council on Friday. Both Washington and London remained upbeat about the resolution's chances of success, despite...

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