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Iraqi PM arrives in Iran for talks on Syria and security ties

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, has arrived in Iran for his first visit to the country since Hassan Rohani was elected President in June.

The three day trip is expected to focus on economic and security ties, with the ongoing civil war in Syria forecast to be high on the agenda.

Al-Maliki’s meeting with President Rohani has also been touted as a chance for the Iraqi leader to congratulate Tehran on its recent nuclear deal with the international community, concerning Iran’s controversial nuclear enrichment programme.

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