Rice arrives in Baghdad on unscheduled visit

August 21st, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, Aug 21 (DPA) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived here for an unscheduled Thursday, Iraqi state television reported.She was due to meet Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki for talks that centre around the presence of US troops in Iraq.

Rice is expected to present further proposals on the withdrawal of US troops as part of ongoing negotiations between Washington and Baghdad.

Iraq reportedly wants a fixed time for the troop withdrawal.

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