Powell: meetings on Iraq's future will be forum for all Iraqis
The first of a series of meetings to form a new political system for the Iraqi people following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime will be held in Nasiriya on April 15, said Secretary of State Colin Powell.
The secretary expressed concern over looting taking place in Iraq, especially the museum in Baghdad. He said the United States would work with individuals and organizations to secure the facility, recover what was stolen, and help to repair what has been damaged, stated a press release published by the US Department of State.
Powell went on to say that he and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Sabah Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Al-Sabah have discussed how the recent developments in the region had opened up "new opportunities with respect to peace in the Middle East and greater cooperation among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League." — (menareport.com)
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