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Powell: Iraq Won't Have Veto Power over U.S. Troops

Secretary of State Colin Powell says Iraq's new interim government will not have veto power over operations by U.S. forces following the June 30 transfer of sovereignty, but U.S. and Iraqi leaders will collaborate on "necessary arrangements" for troops. Powell's comments come as the U.N. Security Council hears from Iraq's new foreign minister on the issue of sovereignty for his country. Hear NPR's Deborah Amos.

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Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.