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An Iraqi official has told CBS that Annan is viewed as a messenger from the United States with little room to negotiate. The Iraqis believe the U.S. is determined to bomb Baghdad and not willing to compromise, Pinkston said.
As a precautionary measure, another 30 U.N. humanitarian-aid workers left Iraq in buses Friday morning. Thirty-one workers were evacuated Friday, and those who were out of the country on vacation or business have been told not to return.