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Iranian, Kuwaiti foreign ministers study situation in Iraq

Tehran, Aug 28, IRNA-Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Muhammad Sabah al-Salim as-Sabah on Sunday held talks on current situation in neighboring Iraq and piping drinking water from Iran to Kuwait.

The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on developments on the oil market and cooperation within Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

They emphasized establishment of security in Iraq with the Kuwaiti foreign minister saying that foreign ministers of Iraqi neighboring states would hold a meeting to study ways to help restore security to Iraq.

Mottaki said that Iraqi police should be strengthened to overcome the elements involved in weakening Iraqi security and that the Iraqi people should be helped to administer their national affairs.

He said that long presence of foreign troops in Iraq will not help stability of the country.

"The neighboring states should hold consultations for a collective decision on regional security and cooperate to this end," Mottaki said.

The Iranian foreign minister said that Iran is interested in finalizing accords on different projects with Kuwait.

Mottaki and as-Sabah agreed to study the accords drafted by Iran and Kuwait so far and finalize them.

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