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4/5/04

Iran ready to send 10,000 pilgrims to Iraq daily

Tehran, April 5, IRNA -- Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Ali Asghar Ahmadi said here Monday that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to send some 10,000 pilgrims to Iraq per day.

Speaking to IRNA, he said the figure was approved by Iraqi officials during their recent visit to Iran.

There are ample grounds for expansion of Iran-Iraq cooperation, which the Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes, he said.

Serious talks on security, campaign against terrorism and drug trafficking will be deferred until the formation of the Iraqi government, he underlined.

"The two sides should agree on the nature of mutual cooperation but on restoration of security, education of police force and protecting officials, we can put out experience at their disposal," he concluded.

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