Thursday, May 06, 2004

Italy Underlines Iran Role in Resolving Iraq Crisis

Description of Selected News: "Italy Underlines Iran Role in Resolving Iraq Crisis

Iran is our best hope for setting up a peace process that best serves the Iraqi people. It is time to come up with a Government that best serves all of the people of Iraq. JBOC

ROME (IRNA) -- Italy's Deputy Foreign Minister for Middle East and African Affairs Alfredo Mantica here Tuesday termed Tehran as a valuable friend and partner of Rome.
Mantica told Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Euro-American Affairs Ali Ahani that deep-rooted, close and friendly ties and cooperation between the two countries indicate that Italy's foreign policy attaches importance to consolidation of ties with Iran."

Yahoo! News - Indian military unveils planned road linking Afghanistan and Iran

Yahoo! News - Indian military unveils planned road linking Afghanistan and Iran: "NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's military unveiled the blueprint of a new road it will build in Afghanistan (news - web sites) as part of reconstruction efforts in the war-torn country.

The army's Border Road Organisation (BRO) said the 219-kilometre (135.7-mile) road will connect Afghanistan's crescent-shaped Highway One from the Afghan town of Delaram near Herat to the Iranian border.
BRO Director-General Lieutenant General Ranjit Singh said work on the 3.7-billion-rupee (84 million dollars) project will start in August and will last three years. "