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Iraq: European Reaction

Many Europeans are watching with dismay as diplomacy unravels at the United Nations. Robin Cook, a member of the British cabinet, resigned to protest Prime Minister Tony Blair's support for the Bush administration on Iraq. Officials in Germany and France, as well as Russia, continued to stress their commitment to disarming Iraq through peaceful means. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports from London.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.

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