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Latest developments: Where the story stands

March 13, 2003|Los Angeles Times

Wednesday's developments: Britain set out six conditions Iraq must meet to avoid war, including a televised renunciation of weapons of mass destruction by President Saddam Hussein. The timetable for meeting the conditions is under negotiation. The U.S. said it has won the support of eight U.N. Security Council nations for a resolution endorsing force against Iraq; nine votes are needed for a majority.

Next step: The Bush administration pressed for a Security Council vote this week. But debate continued, and diplomats at the U.N. said the vote could come next week.

Time frame: The Bush administration is insisting that a proposed Monday deadline for Iraq to disarm not be pushed beyond next week. Britain is pressing for a three-week extension. Other countries are pushing for an April 17 deadline.

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