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Richard Armitage, U.S. deputy secretary of state, said Wednesday that the United States will keep its option of launching a military strike against Iraq but will consult closely with Japan and other allies before making a decision.

During talks with Vice Foreign Minister Yukio Takeuchi in Tokyo, Armitage stressed the importance of Iraq accepting U.N. inspections into its alleged production of weapons of mass destruction, according to a Foreign Ministry official.

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