Talabani, crockers discuss security, ties with Iraq's neighbours
Baghdad, April 10 (NNN-KUNA) Iraq's ties with neighbour countries and the security developments in the country have been the focus of talks held in Baghdad between the Iraqi President, Jalal Al-Talabani, and the US ambassador Ryan Crocker Tuesday.
The two officials affirmed the necessity of settling stalled issues through dialogue and legal means.
An Iraqi presidential statement reporting the meeting added the Talabani-Crocker talks tackled the recent political and security developments in Iraq, topped by the output of the Baghdad security plan, implemented over the past few weeks.
The Iraqi president called for the adoption of national causes rather than limited interests and for enhancing cooperation and coordination between the Iraq political blocs and powers.
Meanwhile, life and normality return to the Iraqi capital Tuesday a day after the curfew imposed upon the fourth anniversary of the fall of the Saddam regime.
Traffic returned to its regular patterns as police patrols and permanent and temporary army checkpoints are maintained throughout the streets.
Al-Najaf locals told KUNA their area has also resumed normal pace and activity following Monday's mass demonstrations, called by Shiite leader Moqtada Al-Sadr to mark the occasion.
An auto curfew was lifted this morning in Najaf. The Iraqi government announced Sunday that car movement will be restricted in Baghdad's suburbs for 24 hours as thousands of Al-Sadr's followers were heading to Najaf to join the Sadrist demonstration.
The demonstrators called for an end to foreign presence in Iraq. The demonstrators carried Iraqi flags as a sign of Iraqi unity.
Furthermore, the final address wrapping up the rallies called upon Arab League, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the United Nations, and the European Union to support the Iraqis.