Iraq's newly-named transitional president has called on the United Nations to grant his country "full sovereignty" through a UN Security Council resolution.
Ghazi al-Yawar said he hopes the resolution will enable Iraqis to build a free, independent, democratic and unified homeland.
US State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the United States and Britain plan to submit a revised draft resolution soon to the Security Council. He said the draft makes clear that the US led occupation of Iraq ends on July 1st and that Iraq's interim government will be fully sovereign.
Also Tuesday, Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi announced the members of his cabinet and Iraq's Governing Council dissolved itself to make way for the new government.
President Bush congratulated both Mr. Allawi and Mr. al-Yawar by telephone. Mr. Bush praised Iraq's interim government, saying it is drawn from a cross-section of Iraqi society and has the ability to lead Iraq. But he added that coalition troops will be needed in Iraq for the near future because of ongoing violence.
Earlier Tuesday, at least three people were killed in a car bomb attack at the Baghdad office of a Kurdish political party -- the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Another car bomb near a U-S base outside Tikrit killed 11 Iraqis.