Washington Continues Contacts With Saddam Opposition
A senior American official ended a four-day visit Thursday to the Kurdish region of Iraq, which included talks with groups opposed to the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the State Department said.
Ryan Crocker, a deputy assistant secretary of state, met with leaders of the Kurdish Democratic Party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and other groups, spokesman Philip Reeker said.
He said the visit reflected continued U.S. engagement with the Iraqi opposition.
He added that Crocker would visit neighboring Turkey on Friday and Saturday. (Albawaba.com)