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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Saudis propose Iraq Muslim force

By Jill McGivering
BBC News, Jeddah
US Secretary of State Colin Powell has met Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal to discuss the possibility of deploying a Muslim force in Iraq.
They gave no details after their talks in the Saudi capital Jeddah, but a Saudi official said the kingdom had been working on a plan for two weeks.
A range of Muslim states are said to have been approached about involvement, but none were neighbours of Iraq.
Saudi officials said they had discussed the idea with the UN and Iraqi leaders.



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