Critical Iraq visit by U.S. vice-president

BAGHDAD - U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden will visit Iraq next week to discuss latest developments in Syria.

Diplomatic sources have told the Anadolu Agency (AA) that Biden would be accompanied by a delegation of high level U.S. officials during his trip to Iraq.

Biden’s visit comes at a time when clashes between the Syrian regime and opposition forces have escalated.

Biden’s visit will be the highest level visit by a U.S. official following the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq.

Sources said that Biden would discuss Syria, Iran’s nuclear program, the political situation in Iraq and regional developments while in Baghdad.

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