UN Supports U.S.


The United States won its biggest victory in Iraq since the toppling of Saddam Hussein as the UN Security Council unanimously approved a new resolution Thursday that opens the way for increased international help with reconstruction and peacekeeping.

After standing firm against attempts by France, Russia and Germany to set deadlines for surrendering power to an Iraqi interim government, Washington secured endorsement of its draft, which leaves the U.S.- and British-led coalition in control of the country until a handover is "practicable."

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