Most senior US military official visits Iraq

Admiral Mike Mullen, head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, is in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet with commanders and Iraqi officials, a spokesman for the US-led forces in Iraq said on Sunday.

Most senior US military official visits Iraq
Mullen heads a council of senior admirals and generals from the four US military branches that advises US President George W. Bush on military policy.

"I can confirm Admiral Mullen arrived in Baghdad Saturday to meet with commanders and Iraqi officials," read a statement from the US-led forces.

The visit coincides with the arrival in Baghdad of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the first ever visit of an Iranian president to Iraq.

The United States currently has 158,000 troops stationed in Iraq.

Agencies
Last Mod: 02 Mart 2008, 15:32
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