Saturday, February 3, 2007

Iraq invites, syria, iran, jordan, egypt, kuwait, saudi;s, turkey ...

maybe this is the answer, leave it to the politicians of the middle east to come up with solutions, instead of bush & rice & company ... (sure that will impress bush that iran and syria are invited, lol)

Iraq Invites Neighboring Countries for a Meeting on the Country's Security

BAGHDAD, Iraq Feb 1, 2007 (AP)— Iraq invited officials from Iran, Syria and other neighboring nations to Baghdad next month to discuss the security situation in the country, a government official said Thursday.

The Foreign Ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose the information, said the talks will be the first of 10 such meetings to take place in the Iraqi capital. Iran was the venue for the last meeting in July.

Along with Iran and Syria, Iraq has invited Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to the discussions. The Arab League, Organization of Islamic Conference and the United Nations also have been asked to attend, the official said.

The United States and the Iraqi government have accused Syria of allowing foreign fighters to cross into Iraq and fight coalition and Iraqi forces. The U.S. has accused Iran of giving support to Shiite militias.

Both countries deny the charges.

Syrian President Bashar Assad stressed his country's eagerness to promote Iraq's security, stability and territorial unity during a meeting with Sheik Harith al-Dhari, head of the powerful Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq, the official Syrian Arab News Agency report Thursday.


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audacious said...

ya, bush & co. and his moral leadership ... appauling in the middle east.