Nelson Cancels Mideast Trip

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Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson, along with three other U.S. senators, cancelled their planned trip to the Middle East, citing security concerns.

The trip was to have included a stop in Iraq for the hand over of sovereignty to the Iraqis on June 30. But that portion of the trip was scrapped because of security worries in the volatile nation. After that, the remainder of the trip was cancelled. Besides Iraq, the senators were to visit Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Senators Don Nickles of Oklahoma, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut were the others that were scheduled to go on the trip. They were supposed to leave on Sunday.