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France: U.N. Must Lead Reconstruction in Iraq

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France: U.N. Must Lead Reconstruction in Iraq

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France: U.N. Must Lead Reconstruction in Iraq

France: U.N. Must Lead Reconstruction in Iraq

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French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin says the United Nations should lead the reconstruction and administration of post-war Iraq. At a speech in London, Villepin says the appearance of a U.S. military occupation must be avoided to ease tensions in the volatile Middle East region. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.

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