Rice arrives in Iraq for talks on militia violence

October 5, 2006 16:26

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Baghdad on Thursday on a surprise visit, in which she was expected to meet with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for talks on reining in militias behind Iraq's sectarian violence. US spokesman Lou Fintor said Rice arrived by helicopter Thursday afternoon. Rice has been on a tour of the Middle East this week.

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