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France, Russia Pledge Veto on Iraq 'War' Resolution

Russia and France announce they will vote against a U.S.-backed resolution that would set a March 17 deadline for Iraqi disarmament. Both have veto power on the U.N. Security Council. A vote initially expected Tuesday will be delayed. Hear from NPR's Nick Spicer, NPR's Melissa Block and Mohammed Aldouri, Iraq's U.N. ambassador.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.