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What can UN do in Iraq?

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Residents gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, 30 May, 2013
Residents gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, 30 May, 2013 Reuters/Wissm al-Okili

Peace and stability was the promised outcome following the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq which toppled Saddam Hussein. But the past month's death toll in sectarian violence was the same as six or seven years ago. Gyorgy Busztin, a high-ranking official in the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq in Baghdad, speaks about the UN's role and how peace might be achieved.