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Iraq Discord Shades Putin's U.S. Visit

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Iraq Discord Shades Putin's U.S. Visit

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Iraq Discord Shades Putin's U.S. Visit

Iraq Discord Shades Putin's U.S. Visit

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak at the U.N. General Assembly when he visits the United States this week. He'll also meet with President Bush at Camp David. Russia strongly opposed the war in Iraq, and recently Putin told reporters that the current situation in Iraq confirms Russia's position. But he also held out the possibility of helping with Iraq's reconstruction. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports.