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U.N. Envoy Faces Numerous Challenges in Iraq

U.N. Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is considering the make-up of an interim Iraqi government set to take over June 30 from the U.S.-led occupation authority. Analysts and politicians say Brahimi may be forced to compromise to the point that the new government's authority will be restricted, resulting in a largely symbolic transfer of power. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports.

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Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.