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Albright and Italy agree on Nato expansion

The United States Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, and Italian leaders made no progress yesterday on arguments over Iran, Libya and Cuba but were in broad agreement on Nato expansion plans, Turkey and keeping the alliance's southern military command in American hands, US officials said. The two governments also agreed on opposition to a Nato mini-summit proposed by France and that a Nato summit in July to decide new members should go ahead regardless of whether the alliance completes a charter with Russia defining a new special relationship. Reuters - Rome

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