Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nuri al-Maliki to visit Tehran

Sources close to the Iraqi prime minister said on Tuesday that al-Maliki will also travel to Tehran after his visit to Syria, IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday

According to the sources, who talked on the condition of anonymity, al-Maliki will also pay a visit to Amman, capital of Jordan, and possibly to Turkey.

Although the aims of the visits have not been officially announced, it has been heard that the Iraqi prime minister will discuss general issues of the region as well as political situation, process of establishment of government in Iraq and the latest success in this concern with senior officials of the Iraq neighboring countries.

This is the Iraqi prime minister's first visit to neighboring countries since last March parliamentary election, in which coalition of Iraqi Shia achieved most of votes and upon the ballots, Nuri al-Maliki is a candidate to form the new government of Iraq.

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