Chairman of the International Committee of the Russian State Duma DmitryRogozin is planning to propose to take the "Iraqi issue" out of the agendaof the Duma meeting scheduled for September 13. As the Duma deputy pointedout in an interview with reporters today, his motion is due to the factthat this issue needs to be scrutinized in a more satisfactory way. TheDuma official was quoted as saying at today's meeting of the State DumaInternational Committee a decision was made to invite Russian ForeignMinister Igor Ivanov to the committee's closed meeting and discuss thecurrent situation around Iraq. "We should make a final decision on thisissue", Rogozin said, "and only after that it can be discussed at a statelevel". .
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969