UN urges national unity in Iraq

2013-07-24 22:29

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New York - The UN Security Council is calling for "meaningful political dialogue and national unity" in Iraq, where an upsurge in violence is intensifying fears of a return to widespread sectarian killing that brought the country to the brink of civil war after the 2003 US-led invasion.

In a resolution adopted unanimously on Wednesday, the council encouraged the government to continue strengthening democracy and the rule of law, improve security and public order, and combat terrorism and sectarian violence across the country.

The resolution extends the UN's political mission in Iraq until 31 July, 2014 including a mandate to monitor and report on Iraqi efforts to find missing Kuwaitis from the 1990-1991 invasion and war, and locate looted Kuwaiti property including the national archives.

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