Russia & the 'Axis of Evil' There's growing concern in the White House over Russia's relations with the "axis of evil" countries. Moscow recently struck a $40 billion economic cooperation deal with Iraq, and Russian president Vladimir Putin receives North Korean leader Kim Jon Il this week. U.S. officials say the deal between Russia and Iraq will not hurt American ties with Russia, but the administration is wary nonetheless. NPR Diplomatic Correspondent Vicki O'Hara reports.
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There's growing concern in the White House over Russia's relations with the "axis of evil" countries. Moscow recently struck a $40 billion economic cooperation deal with Iraq, and Russian president Vladimir Putin receives North Korean leader Kim Jon Il this week. U.S. officials say the deal between Russia and Iraq will not hurt American ties with Russia, but the administration is wary nonetheless. NPR Diplomatic Correspondent Vicki O'Hara reports.