• Compiled from wire reports


A dispatch of Self-Defense Forces troops to take part in the postwar reconstruction of Iraq would first require a fresh United Nations Security Council resolution, top officials of the ruling coalition parties said Sunday.

The government is considering new legislation that would pave the way for the SDF dispatch.

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