U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Iraq for talks with top
Iraqi leaders and to visit American troops.
Iraqi police say several mortar shells were fired Tuesday into Baghdad's
heavily fortified Green Zone during
Biden's visit to the Iraqi capital. They say one landed near the U.S. embassy.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The White House says Biden arrived Tuesday for meetings with Iraqi Prime
Minister Nouri al-Maliki, President Jalal Talabani and the president of Iraq's
autonomous Kurdish region, Massoud Barzani. Biden will also meet with officials
from the U.N. mission in Iraq.
The vice president has been assigned to oversee the Obama administration's
policy in Iraq, as the United States takes steps to withdraw all of its combat
troops by August 2010.