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Envoy to Iraq Holds Talks With Senior Officials

Top UN Envoy to Iraq Holds Talks With Senior Officials in Neighbouring Iran

The top United Nations representative in Iraq is visiting Tehran today for consultations with senior officials in the Iranian Government as part of his efforts to promote regional dialogue.

Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, is scheduled to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, according to a UN spokesperson.

Mr. de Mistura is also slated to hold talks with Ali Larijani, the Speaker of the Majlis (or national Parliament), and with Saeed Jalili, the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council.

The consultations in Tehran today are taking part in the context of the regional mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).


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