Syria has stopped 70,000 fighters crossing into Iraq, according to Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister Hamed Al-Bayati.
He said that progress is being made: Iraq, and the US Occupation authorities have repeatedly blamed Syria for not doing enough to halt the flow of fighters across the border. Until recently Syria denied there was a problem.
The Iraqi government have supported Syria’s wish to open an embassy in Baghdad, saying that the only problem was finding a secure site. Once that problem is overcome, an embassy could be open within a week, according to Al-Bayati.
How about in the Green Zone? (Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Embassy in Damascus was opposite the US Embassy in Damascus – a source of much amusement for the Syrian police protecting the American Embassy … peacekeepers?)