Iraq's Governing Council has signed an interim constitution for the country, paving the way for the restorationof Iraqi sovereignty at the end of June. The 25 members of the U-S - appointed Council signed the document one by one today at a ceremony in Baghdad attended by various dignitaries, including U-S administrator forIraq Paul Bremer.
The executive board of the U-N atomic agency meets today (Monday) in Vienna -- as Iran calls on the U-N toend its probe of Tehran's nuclear program. The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency plans to discuss its investigations of the nuclear programs of Iran and Libya.
North Korea says it will demand the withdrawal of U-S troops from South Korea if the United States keeps on insisting that Pyongyang dismantle its nuclear-weapons programs. North Korea says the status of all 37-thousand American troops in South Korea is linked to the United States' repeated calls for a "complete, verifiable and irreversible" end to the North's nuclear work.