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U.S. still seeks world peacekeeping help

August 29, 2003

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— The Bush administration is making little progress in its new efforts to draw other nations into contributing peacekeeping troops to Iraq by having the United Nations endorse the operation.

By all accounts, the American insistence on retaining control of all troops in Iraq has run into other countries' demands for greater U.N. control over economic and political decisions in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq.

But a State Department official said Thursday the administration intended to continue to seek input on a proposed resolution in which the United Nations would provide a mandate for current and additional peacekeeping troops from other countries, under U.S. command.

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