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Baker Back from Gulf with Iraq Debt Promises

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Baker Back from Gulf with Iraq Debt Promises

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Baker Back from Gulf with Iraq Debt Promises

Baker Back from Gulf with Iraq Debt Promises

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Former Secretary of State James Baker returns from a third mission asking foreign governments to forgive or reschedule Iraq's debt load. He secured promises from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait — two of Iraq's largest creditors — to forgive some of Iraq's debt once the country has a new government. More than a third of Iraq's debt is owed to Arab states. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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