Iraq clouds military missions

  • 2003-03-20
  • Michael Thurston
GreeceEuropean Union defense ministers sought March 14 to trumpet European unity on building a common security policy, notably in the Balkans, but their talks were overshadowed by divisions on Iraq. The ministers were putting the "finishing touches" on plans for the EU's first-ever peacekeeping mission, due to be deployed in Macedonia later this month.However, Iraq forced its way onto the menu even before the ministers gathered for lunch in a plush seaside resort outside Athens.The ministers met only hours after the signing of an accord between the EU and NATO paving the way for the EU to t...
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