Sunday, March 2, 2008

Ahmadinejad Arrives in Baghdad

President Ahmadinejad Welcomed in Baghdad
by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani
Sunday 2 March (IRNA Photo)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Baghdad today on a two-day official visit. The historic visit is the first by an Iranian leader to Iraq since the two countries fought a devastating eight-year war in 1980’s.

Ahmadinejad's visit takes place at the official invitation of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.


Anonymous said...

Bravo, Khaste naboshi Mr President.

I can't help but like this guy. He knows how to push w. bush's buttons. He shows some style and sophistication that the borderline illiterate and phony cowboy george w. bush will never have.

Iran leader says Iraq visit opens new chapter

By Wisam Mohammed

02 Mar 2008

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hailed a new chapter in ties with Iraq on Sunday, saying he was "truly happy" to make a landmark trip to Baghdad now that Iran's arch-foe Saddam Hussein had been deposed.

* heh heh *

Full story Here


Mark Pyruz said...

Amazing. To see the former Pasdaran foot soldier turned President, personally realizing a war aim of the Imposed War (1980-88).

CNN reported that the President's motorcade took the Baghdad Airport Highway, scene of many insurgent firefights. Then he showed up at the Iraqi Presidential residence, which isn't even in the Green Zone. There, he was presented with a review of an honor guard of the Iraqi Army. (Now I ask you, what Western leader would have anywhere near the courage to do any of this.)

Thanks for posting the photo, Nader. Note the representative of the Iranian military, standing beside his Iraqi counterpart. The symbolism cannot be lost by anyone familiar with the terrible Iran-Iraq War. The final period has been written, to end the last sentence of the Imposed War.

Anonymous said...

More photos here Mark & Nader:


Click "Next" at the bottom of the page to move on to the next page. There are about eight pages from 02 March so far, Yahoo! should be adding more pics throughout the day.


Anonymous said...

Talabani: Iraq will get rid of MKO

Sun, 02 Mar 2008

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has said that Iraq is doing its best to expel the banned MKO terrorist group which is Iran's key demand.

He said that the presence of the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) [sometimes referred to as Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK and the People's Mujahedin of Iran, PMOI] is forbidden by the constitution and that the Iraqi government is working to get rid of them.

President Talabani made the above remarks in a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iran has declared the MKO [aka MEK and PMOI] terrorist organization banned.