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Spanish Prime Minister to Withdraw Troops from Iraq

The new prime minister of Spain says his nation's 1,300 troops will be removed from Iraq as soon as possible. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says he's not convinced the United Nations will be able to assume control of Iraq by a June 30 deadline. Eleven Spanish soldiers have died in the Iraq conflict. Hear NPR's Cheryl Corley and Jerome Socolovsky.

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Cheryl Corley is a Chicago-based NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk. She primarily covers criminal justice issues as well as breaking news in the Midwest and across the country.