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    U.S. drafting use-of-force resolution

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. State Department has begun drafting the text of a possible second United Nations resolution that would authorize military action to force Iraq to disarm, CNN has learned.

    The resolution would only be introduced if the United States thinks it has the support of at least nine of 15 Security Council members for a war. Under U.N. rules, there must be nine votes in favor of a resolution for it to pass. There also cannot be any vetoes from any of the five permanent Security Council members.

    "We cover all options," said one State Department official.

    Meanwhile, the Security Council on Monday will hear a 60-day progress report from weapons inspectors in Iraq, as U.S. officials continue to seek support for military action.
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