2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ahmed Fawzi, spokesman for the Special Representative for the Secretary General (Sergio de Mello):
"His (de Mello's) arrival of course marks a new phase in this post conflict situation. It brings into the mix the international community. The UN special representative brings into the mix the international community which we need. If we want a multinational effort to help rebuild Iraq we need the international community."
3. Various of De Mello meeting Iraqi professionals
4. Set-up shot of Entifadh K. Qanbar, Iraqi National Congress (INC) spokesman
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Entifadh K. Qanbar, INC Spokesman:
"I think that we know that Saddam's daughters were oppressed themselves by (him) killing their husbands. However their close association with such a criminal regime requires them to be cleared by the Iraqi people by going through a lawful investigation and due legal process to clarify and clear them of their association of the regime, of benefiting from the regime illegally."
6. Cutaway of Qanbar's hand
7. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Entifadh K. Qanbar, INC Spokesman:
A spokesman for the top United Nations official in Iraq said Thursday that Sergio de Mello's arrival marked a new phase in the situation in Iraq - and would see the international community taking a greater role in the country.
Ahmed Fawzi told reporters that de Mello's would bring "into the mix the international community which we need... if we want a multinational effort to help rebuild Iraq."
De Mello arrived on June 2nd and will carry out a UN mandate to work with the Iraqi people and the occupying powers to form an independent Iraqi government.
On Tuesday he met with the senior US administrator in Iraq, Paul Bremer.
Both men were said to be pleased by the result of the meeting.
Meanwhile the Iraqi National Congress, one of the main political parties in post-Saddam Iraq, reacted cautiously to claims two of Saddam Hussein's daughters were seeking political asylum in Britain.
INC spokesman Entifadh K. Qanbar said Rana and Raghid would need to be cleared by the Iraqi people of any lasting association with Saddam's regime.
The sisters have been out of the public eye since returning to Iraq in the mid 1990s, after fleeing the country with their husbands. Saddam subsequently had their husbands executed.