Russian State Duma to Call on USA to Cease Military Action in Iraq

The Russian State Duma intends to address the USA and its allies urging them to cease immediately the military operation in Iraq and to restore the regime envisaged by UN Security Council Resolution 1441.

This appeal is contained in a draft statement that will be considered at the Duma's plenary session on Friday, April 4th, RIA Novosti learned from chairman of the Duma international committee Konstantin Kosachev. The draft "states that the operation is definitely of an illegitimate nature," he pointed out.