UN vows to broaden role on Iraq The UN has had a reduced presence in Iraq since a 2003 bombing.
The UN is ready to broaden its activity in support of Iraq, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said. Mr Ban said at a key meeting in New York the time for determined action on Iraq had come, but that a greater UN presence would need better security.
The UN withdrew most of its staff in 2003 after a bomb killed its top envoy and 21 others but Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki says he can now guarantee UN security.
Iraq, its neighbours and major donor nations are attending the meeting.
- IT'S ABOUT FREAKIN' TIME!
- NO IS NOT THE TIME FOR THE USA TO BE BUGGIN' PUT - OR EVEN TO BE SENDING THAT KIND OF SIGNAL.
- IT'S TIME FOR THE DEFEATIST DEMS TO STFU - UNLESS THE DEMS WANNA BE SEEN AS EVEN MORE WIMPY THAN THE UN!