Iraqi Red Crescent Head in Iran for Visit

Published November 27th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The head of the Iraqi Red Crescent arrived in Iran for a four-day visit to include talks with Iranian health officials, the state IRNA news agency said Monday. 

Hisham Saadun's visit comes less than two weeks after Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi met his Iraqi counterpart Mohammad Said al-Sahhaf for talks on normalizing ties between the two nations. 

The neighbors have yet to sign a formal peace treaty ending their brutal 1980-1988 war, which left hundreds of thousands dead on both sides. 

The unresolved question of POWs and the presence of armed opposition groups on each other's territory have been stumbling blocks to restoring full relations. 

The two nations promoted ties to the level of charge d'affaires in 1990 -- TEHRAN (AFP)  

 

 

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