One of the first actions taken by the new Iraq Government was for the Foreign Minister to announce that Iraq is ready to renew and strengthen ties and expand relations with Iran.
....the Iraqi foreign minister underlined that his country will strive to further broaden all out good neighborly ties with all countries, particularly its neighbors, and called for exchange of visits by officials of both countries to discuss issues of mutual interests.
He also expressed satisfaction about the upcoming visit of Iranian foreign minister to Baghdad and described the visit as a sign of Iran's determination to support the Iraqi government.US FUMES AS IRAQ MAKES MOVES TO JOIN ARAB BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL
British PM Tony Blair has cut a secret deal with US President Bush for the whitdrawal of British troops from Iraq based around the 'turning point' of Iraq announcing it's new government. More than 2000 British troops are currently in Iraq, and they faced more than 40 direct attacks in the past two weeks in and around Basra,
Meanwhile, Iran is blaming the US and Britain for skirmishes on its border with Iraq.
Iranian police said on Saturday they had found papers linking Britain and the United States to vaguely identified "bandits" in a border province which is a drug smuggling center and a base for Sunni Muslim guerrillas.
A British diplomat in Tehran said Britain had nothing to do with mounting lawlessness in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan. The United States has no embassy in Iran.
Iran has previously blamed Britain and the United States for bombings and killings in its increasingly volatile frontier regions where unrest is simmering among Kurdish, Arab and Baluch minorities. Washington and London deny any involvement.
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AFHGANISTAN : Worst Days Of Fighting Since 2001.
SYRIA : Ties On Regional Security Firm With Iran
IRAN : Israel Continues To Urge US To Launch Attacks
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ISRAEL : French Foreign Minister Warns Against Redrawing Of Borders Without Negotiations With Palestinians
PALESTINE : Hamas And Hamas Police Forces Battle It Out In The Streets
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