U.N. Security Council extends Iraq mandate

Aug. 10, 2007 at 12:33 PM

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Friday voted to renew its participation in Iraq.

The Security Council extended the mandate for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, which was set up to help the Iraqi government and people to stabilize the country.

A spokeswoman for U.S. President George Bush praised the council’s action.

“This vote sends an important signal of the United Nations' commitment to support stability and security in Iraq,” spokeswoman Dana Perrino said in a statement. “The UNAMI mandate renewal also reinforces the broader international framework for Iraq, which includes the International Compact with Iraq, and the Neighbors Process, which began in May in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt.

“The United States is fully committed to this framework and looks forward to working with the United Nations and international partners to support the Iraqi Government and promote political dialogue in Iraq.”

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