Iraq's foreign minister stressed on Tuesday that his country would never be used as a base for "hostile acts" against neighboring countries. Hoshyar Zebari made his comments during a visit to Syria, the first since last month's cross-border US raid on a Syrian village. Syria's official news agency, SANA, reported that Zebari and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem discussed the raid that Damascus claims killed eight people. US officials said that the raid targeted an al-Qaida figure. The two also discussed a US-Iraqi draft security pact that would see US troops in Iraq for three more years.