Iraq slams Syria's terrorist infiltration conduct

Syria "could do more" to prevent terrorists from crossing into Iraq, an issue that will be on the agenda of an upcoming security conference in Baghdad, Iraq's UN ambassador said. Hamid Al Bayati was referring to a March 10 meeting that will include Iraq's neighbors, Syria and Iran; Egypt; the five permanent member of the UN Security Council - the US, Russia, Britain, France and China - as well as the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference. Speaking Thursday at New York University's Center of Global Affairs, Al Bayati said the Syrian government could play an important role in improving the security of Iraq by taking control of its border. "Most of the terrorists, especially suicide bombers" pass through the Syrian border, he said.