Title:IRAN: Iraqi's Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki met Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki at Sa'ad Abad complex in north of Tehran
Date:4th January 2009
Summary:TEHRAN, IRAN (JANUARY 4, 2009) (REUTERS)
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IRAQI PRIME MINISTER NURI AL-MALIKI SHAKING HANDS WITH IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MANOUCHEHR MOTTAKI
MOTTAKI AND MALIKI SEATED IN MEETING HALL
CLOSE OF MALIKI
CLOSE OF MOTTAKI
WIDE OF MOTTAKI AND MALIKI SEATED IN MEETING HALL
MEETING IN PROGRESS
Story Text: Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki met Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki at Sa'ad Abad complex on Sunday (January 4), on the final day of his official visit to Tehran.
On Saturday (January 3), Maliki met Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at his presidential office in central Tehran.
Maliki has been accompanied by five ministers of his cabinet during the two-day visit to Iran for bilateral talks with Iranian officials.
This is Maliki's fourth visit to Iran since taking office in 2006 but the first since the signing of a security agreement that calls for U.S. troops to leave Iraq by the end of 2011.
Prior to his visit, Maliki told Iranian state television that his government would not allow Iraq to be used as a base to threaten its neighbours.
Al-Maliki told Iran's Arabic news channel on Friday (January 2) that Iraq "will not let Iraq be a launching ground to threaten any country," Al-Alam said on its website.
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