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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Bush will address Iraq, North Korea

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush will hold a brief news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the White House in which he will talk about Iraq and North Korea and take questions, a senior administration official told CNN.

The president will also discuss the resolution being debated in the House this week that expresses disapproval of Bush's plan to send an additional 21,000 troops to Iraq, the official said.

Bush will have talked to his new commander on the ground in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, before Wednesday's news conference, the official said.

Petraeus formally took command on Saturday.

Bush is expected to make a 5-7 minute statement on North Korea and Iraq, including a mention of the House debate on his plan to send more troops to Iraq, before taking questions, the official said.

-- CNN White House Correspondent Elaine Quijano

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