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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the U.S.-led multinational force in Iraq for one year, a move that Iraq\'s prime minister said would be his nation\'s \"final request\" for help.
Authorization for the 160,000-strong multinational force was extended until the end of 2008 because \"the threat in Iraq continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security,\" according to the resolution.
U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad formally introduced the resolution Tuesday afternoon and soon after the council met to approve it.