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USWAR/Russia backs Arab League demand for UN Security Council meeting

 Moscow, March 25, IRNA -- Russia agrees with the Arab League demand to
hold an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the   
Iraq war, Russian foreign ministry official Andrei Granovski said on  
Tuesday.                                                              
    Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Monday asked the UN     
Security Council to convene an urgent meeting with a view to halting  
the US-led invasion of Iraq.                                          
    "If the Security Council fails to act, the Arab League will ask   
for an urgent meeting of the general Assembly," the resolution issued 
by the 22-member Arab League said except for Kuwait which expressed   
reservation.                                                          
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