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Annan Says U.N. Will Stay in Iraq

August 20, 2003

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) _ U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday the world body will not pull out of Iraq despite an attack on its headquarters in Baghdad that killed its top envoy and 19 other people.

``We will persevere. We will continue. It is essential work,″ Annan said at a news conference in Stockholm, where he stopped briefly before heading to U.N. headquarters in New York. ``We will not be intimidated.″

Annan said he was to meet with the Security Council later in the day to discuss security arrangements for U.N. workers in Iraq.

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