Iraqi Prime Minister announced that Iraq will send a delegation to Syria to try to convince Damascus to implement Baghdad initiative
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced on Thursday that Iraq will send a delegation to Syria to try to convince Damascus to implement a Baghdad initiative to end the crisis there.
"When I arrive in Baghdad, I will hold a meeting to prepare the plans to send a delegation to Syria in order to implement the Iraqi initiative," Maliki told AFP as he flew back to Iraq from Washington.
The initiative is aimed at opening a dialogue between the opposition and the Syrian government to reach a result that satisfies both sides, he said. "America and Europe are afraid of the phase after (Syrian President) Bashar al-Assad. That is why they (the United States and Europe) understand the initiative" from Iraq, Maliki said.