Syria’s Vice President receives Iraqi Kurdish leader
Syrian Vice President Abdel Halim Khaddam held talks on Saturday with visiting Iraqi Kurdish leader Jalal Talebani on the situation in Iraq, which is facing threats of an American strike.
Talebani, who heads the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), one of the two main groups controlling northern Iraq, also held talks with the number two of Syria's ruling Baath party, Abdullah al-Ahmar.
No details could be obtained regarding the talks from the PUK office in Damascus. Adel Murad, in charge of PUK Middle East relations, only told journalists there was "nothing new".
Talebani, who arrived in the Syrian capital of Damascus Friday, said his visit was one of routine.
Murad told AFP Wednesday talks would deal with "the development of the situation in Iraq and the Kurdish perspective." (Albawaba.com)
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