Saturday, May 29, 2004

India and Iran discuss Peace in Iraq

Kerala news, : "India News: India, Iran stress restoration of peace in Iraq
Tehran, India : India's new Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has emphasised the need to restore peace and security in Iraq.

Manmohan Singh made the remarks during a telephonic conversation with Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, who had called him Friday to congratulate him on his election, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

Khatami reiterated his government's policy that the withdrawal of US-led forces from Iraq was a pre-requisite for the restoration of Iraq's sovereignty.

The withdrawal of the occupying forces would enable Iraq to resume its status as a member of the international community, he said. "


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