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Iraq's Talabani To Visit Syria

President Jalal Talabani (file photo) (RFE/RL) January 12, 2007 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is scheduled to travel to Syria on January 14 for talks with his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad.

The leaders are expected to sign a range of security and commercial agreements between the two countries, which resumed diplomatic ties in November after a 26-year suspension.

The talks may also address U.S. allegations that Syria has allowed weapons and militants to cross its border into Iraq, a charge Syria denies.

(Reuters, AFP)

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