Maliki seeks Iran help to rebuild Iraq

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  1. KenH

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    Maliki seeks Iran help to rebuild Iraq

    TEHRAN (AFP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Sunday that he hoped Iran would help rebuild his conflict-torn country by boosting economic ties.

    "We agreed to set up a joint service contract company with Iran... when Iraq witnesses stability and when the national unity government starts the reconstruction," Maliki told reporters as he wrapped up a two-day visit.

    "I personally hope that trade ties between the two countries will focus on quicker reconstruction and progress," in Iraq, Maliki added at the end of his fourth visit to Iran since he took office in 2006.

    Iraq and Iran also agreed to establish a high-ranking joint committee to pursue bolstering economic ties between the two neighbours, Maliki said.

    The committee will be headed by Iraqi Commerce Minister Abdul Falah al-Sudani and Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, he added.

    - rest at www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jvHjD7arDeb4c7Qx2t6CiRy--sgw
     
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    While I believe that he said much the same in the past, he is not very confident that the US will stay the course. And now sense Obama is in power he has even less confidence and must turn to Iran and formalize relations so war does not break out between these two nations again as it did with Saddam Hussein.
     

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