UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, in the US for talks with President Bush, on 26 March sought to play down the expectation that the meeting would decide on the extent of the UN’s role in post-war Iraq. ‘We are not at the point of discussing details on this,’ Blair said, adding that his priority at present was a new oil-for-food resolution not the longer-term issue of reconstruction. However, he did claim that there was broad agreement between London and Washington on the principle of UN involvement in a post-war administration.