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U.N. Role in Iraq Expanding

August 11, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to expand the U.N. role in Iraq and opened the door for the world body to promote talks to ease Iraq’s sectarian bloodshed.

The broader U.N. initiatives on Iraq — which could begin next month — were supported by Washington in an apparent bid to bring together Iraqi factions and neighboring countries under an international umbrella, rather than struggling on its own to bridge the many religious, ethnic and strategic battles created by the war.

The Bush administration also seeks ways to boost the embattled government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, which is paralyzed by internal political feuds.

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