Annan visits Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders

UN Sec.-Gen. Kofi Annan arrived in Baghdad Saturday for a meeting with Iraqi leaders, the prime minister's spokesman said. Annan was expected to hold a press conference with Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari at midday Saturday, government spokesman Leith Kubba said. Annan's arrival follows consecutive meetings with British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.