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Interim Council Split on Elections for Iraq

A United Nations team travels to Iraq soon to assess the feasibility of holding elections to select the members of a transitional assembly. U.S. officials say security concerns and other problems argue against early elections. But members of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi governing council are split on the issue. NPR's Emily Harris reports.

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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.