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Russia: Al-Sadr Meeting Part of Dialogue

Russia said Tuesday that talks between its ambassador to Iraq and radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr were part of Moscow’s dialogue with various political forces. Ambassador Vladimir Chamov’s visit to al-Sadr’s office Monday was the first such contact since the U.S.-led war started in Iraq two years ago. Russia strongly criticized the U.S. invasion in Iraq, but it has backed U.S.-led stabilization efforts. Full Story

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