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British Foreign Minister In Surprise Visit To Iraq --> British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw (file photo) (AFP) 6 January 2006 – British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw arrived on a surprise visit to Iraq on 6 January.

Straw is meeting with the governor of the southern city of Al-Basrah and other local officials to discuss efforts to form a coalition government following parliamentary elections held on 15 December.


Iraqi Legislative Elections 2005

RFE/RL's coverage, background, and analysis of Iraq's December 15, 2005, legislative elections.