As the United States tries to win U.N. Security Council approval for its Iraq resolution, France and Russia floated their own proposals today. Their goal is to water down the U.S. draft resolution, which implicitly threatens military action against Iraq if that country does not dismantle its weapons programs. The United States hopes to win majority support in the Council for a toughly worded resolution, and hopes to convince Russia, France and China to abstain rather veto the proposal. The Bush administration says time is running out for the United Nations to act. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. (3:00)
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