Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi visited Baghdad Tuesday, for talks on forming closer ties with Iraq's new government.
Mr. Kharrazi met with his Iraqi counterpart, Hoshyar Zebari, and pledged Iran's cooperation on security. He also promised not to interfere in Iraqi affairs. Mr. Zebari asked Mr. Kharrazi for help in combating terrorism, controlling their joint border and preventing infiltrations. He added that Iraq looks forward to resolving several issues, including the fate of missing people and the exchange of remains from their eight-year war that ended in 1988.
Iraq's new prime minister and several members of his Shi'ite-dominated government have close ties with the Islamic government in mainly Shi'ite Iran. Meanwhile, insurgents killed three Islamic clerics in Baghdad Tuesday and a bomb attack killed a U.S. soldier near Tikrit.