Saturday | July 19, 2003
UN to demand a quick turnover in Iraq
By Steve Gilliard
UN chief 'seeks Iraqi handover'
The recommendations are contained in a report due to be presented to the UN Security Council next week, a copy of which has been obtained by the BBC.
In further signs of discontent, hundreds of Iraqis have joined demonstrations against the country's new governing council, which met for the first time this week.
The protests came after Friday sermons in which both Sunni and Shia clerics strongly criticised the American-appointed council, saying it did not represent the Iraqi people.
This is going to be a problem for Blair, more than Bush, for the moment.