Skip to comments.Maliki in Tehran visit urges Iran to help rebuild Iraq
Posted on 10/19/2010 1:09:15 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Monday urged Iran to help rebuild his war-torn country during a visit to Tehran that came as his rival accused the Islamic republic of meddling in Iraqi affairs. Maliki's one-day stopover in Iran is part of a regional tour aimed at drumming up support for his bid to stay in power after an inconclusive March 7 general election.
He held a series of meetings in Tehran, including with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, before holding talks with Iraq's radical Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr in the holy city of Qom, reports said.
In his talks with Khamenei, Maliki called Iraq's relations with its eastern neighbour "strategic" and urged Tehran to help rebuild his country, which has been devastated by the 1980-88 war with Iran, decades of autocratic rule by Saddam Hussein and the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled the dictator
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Obama-the-weak has absolutely no idea what he’s doing. The guy is a national disaster wreaking havoc in every corner of the globe. One day all these chickens will come home to roost and we will pay a great price for the disaster that is Obama.