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Baker Faces Tough Prospects in Moscow

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Baker Faces Tough Prospects in Moscow

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Baker Faces Tough Prospects in Moscow

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U.S. special envoy to Iraq James Baker has persuaded several European creditor nations to ease Iraq's foreign debt. But the former secretary of state faces a tougher time with Russia, Iraq's biggest creditor. Moscow, angry over a U.S. rebuff on bids for Iraq reconstruction projects, has indicated it may not cooperate on the debt issue. Hear NPR's Guy Raz.

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