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EU set to urge international help for Iceland

European Union leaders were set to express their solidarity with Iceland and say it needs the support of the international community to overcome its severe financial meltdown, a draft statement showed.

The draft, due to be approved by leaders at the final session of a two-day summit said:

“The European Council expresses its solidarity with the efforts made by Iceland ... which requires the support of the international community,” the draft obtained by Reuters said. (Reuters)