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9/18/04

Iraq's first ambassador to Iran since 1980 takes office

Tehran, Sept 18, IRNA -- Iraq's first ambassador since 1980 when the two countries went into a destructive war for eight years assumed office in Tehran on Saturday by submitting his credentials.

Mohammad Majid al-Sheikh takes over from Iraqi charge d'affaires Khalil Salman al-Sabihi to represent his country in the Islamic Republic.

While submitting a copy of his credentials to Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi, al-Sheikh touched on 'political, historical and cultural commonalties of the two countries and stressed the need for making use of them' to put the two neighbors' bitter past behind.

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