UN head wants more international support in Iraq

by on May 2nd, 2004


UNITED NATIONS May 2 — U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Sunday urged more countries to join efforts to stabilize Iraq and said the United States was intensifying talks with France, Germany and Russia all of which opposed the war.

Annan said he believed the three key opponents of the U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein weren’t prepared “at this stage” to send troops to join U.S.-led forces in Iraq. But he didn’t rule out the possibility of their sending troops in the future.

“It would be extremely helpful to the process if we can really internationalize the efforts in Iraq and bring in everybody,” he said in an interview with Tim Russert on NBC television that focused largely on Iraq.

Etalkinghead Staff