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Asked for an update on the new UN Resolution on Iraq, the PMOS said he thought it was worthwhile for people to cast their minds back three weeks, prior to the Prime Minister’s visit to Ankara, when we had set out a scenario envisaging what we had hoped might happen in the intervening period: firstly, the establishment of the interim Iraqi Government comprising the various elements of Iraq’s multi-ethnic society; secondly, the formation of a consensus around a new UN Resolution which we believed should be agreed with the incoming Iraqi Government. In that time, we had seen that scenario unfolding. It was important for people to recognise the progress that had been made. For example, we now had identifiable Iraqi politicians in charge of an Iraqi Government expressing their views about the way forward. They would be intimately involved in deciding the strategic framework within which the multi-national force would operate. This was clearly huge progress. Latest indications regarding the new UN Resolution on Iraq showed that a consensus was coming together quite quickly. However, it was important for people to exercise a little patience and wait and see how things transpired in the next few days. Asked if the objective was to reach agreement on the UN Resolution before the G8 Summit this week, the PMOS said that the objective was to get the Resolution passed as quickly as possible with as large a consensus as possible. We had seen the views of the new interim Iraqi Government as expressed by the Iraqi Prime Minister over the weekend and the Iraqi Foreign Minister before that. We would await the views of others before the Resolution was put to the vote.

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