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U.S. Plans for New Embassy, Role in Baghdad

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U.S. Plans for New Embassy, Role in Baghdad

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U.S. Plans for New Embassy, Role in Baghdad

U.S. Plans for New Embassy, Role in Baghdad

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U.S. officials are finalizing plans for a U.S. embassy to replace the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad after June 30. Most embassy workers will live in the fortified area of Baghdad called the Green Zone. Some officials worry this will cut embassy officials off from Iraqis, hurting efforts to establish post-occupation diplomatic relations. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.