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US not against good Iran-Iraq ties

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Brussels, June 22, IRNA
EU-Iraq Conference
US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, said Wednesday that it is a "good thing" that Iran and Iraq have good relations.

"You know we don't have relations with Iran, Iraqis do. The Iraqis have relations with their Iranian neighbour and we think that it is a good thing," Rice told a press conference after the end of the one-day international conference on Iraq in Brussels Wednesday evening.

"We have every desire for there to be good relations with Iraq and all its neighbors, including Iran," she added.

Rice said she did not meet Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi who also participated in the conference.

80 countries and organisations were represented at the conference co-hosted by the EU and the US.

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