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October 30, 2002
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Secretary of State Colin Powell canceled a speech scheduled for next week on Middle East democratization. The speech, which was expected to unveil the Middle East Partnership Initiative, was canceled because the program is already under way, a State Department official said, and administration officials were concerned that the policy would be unfairly characterized as a ploy to garner Arab support for an attack against Iraq.

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