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U.S. Restates Resolve in Face of Kidnappings

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U.S. Restates Resolve in Face of Kidnappings

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U.S. Restates Resolve in Face of Kidnappings

U.S. Restates Resolve in Face of Kidnappings

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State Department spokesman Richard Boucher says the United States — and other countries supporting the U.S. effort in Iraq — will not make concessions to hostage takers. Following a wave of kidnappings in Iraq that saw a Filipino truck driver freed after his government withdrew its forces, other nations are expected to issue similar statements. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.