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Iraq Update: Death Threat for Interim Prime Minister

NPR's Madeleine Brand talks to Edward Wong of The New York Times about an assassination threat aimed at the interim prime minister for Iraq, Iyad Allawi. The threat came in a taped message on a radical Islamic Web site one day after the beheading of a South Korean translator by radical Islamic militants, who demanded South Korea abandon its plan to add troops to the U.S.-led military coalition.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).