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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Suggestion for international conference rejected by top Iraqi officials

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has rejected Kofi Annan’s suggestion of an international conference on violence in Iraq, the Canadian Press reported on Monday. Opposition by the President as well as other prominent Shiite members stems from a variety of reasons including the belief that the fate of Iraq should be left up to the Iraqi government. Others believe that the promise made by foreign governments to assist Iraq and the Iraqi people should be upheld. While the conference would address the future in Iraq, the escalating sectarian violence and growing number of foreign casualties beg the questions – would Iraq be the only nation to benefit from such a discussion?

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