The Therapy Sessions
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Nearby countries back interim rulers in Iraq
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Iraq's new interim government received a solid boost yesterday when it was endorsed by the country's neighbors and Egypt - a move that could help stem an increasingly violent insurgency.
Hours later, the political committee of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the world's largest Islamic organization, unanimously approved a resolution backing Iraq's interim government and calling for help in rebuilding the war-shattered nation, said a delegate who attended the discussions...
...The meeting of Iraq's neighbors plus Egypt came on the sidelines of the OIC meeting. Egypt and the neighboring countries - Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria - welcomed the planned transfer of sovereignty and wished the new administration success.
I don't know how I feel about having Iran and Syria on our side.