Russia Holds Talks with al-Sadr

Russian Ambassador to Iraq Chamov meets with Muqtada al-Sadr yesterday in Iraq.

The Russian AMbassador to Iraq recentely held meetings with Muqada Al Sadr the rebel Iraqi leader who was and is strongly anti-American:

The Russian ambassador to Iraq flew to this southern city Monday and started talks with the anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the Associated Press news agency reported on Monday quoting a source in the Russian embassy.

Ambassador Vlidimer Chamov was making the first visit by a Russian envoy to al-Sadr’s office since the war in Iraq started two years ago, embassy protocol chief Ivan Zhurba said.

Hidden from the public eye for months, Al Sadr has recently made public appearances after his Mahdi Army was defeated soundly last year by Allied forces.

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