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Rice in Baghdad to press for reforms

January 15, 2008
By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent 

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Iraq on a surprise visit Tuesday to press for more progress on political reconciliation.

Her trip was announced in Saudi Arabia as President Bush was holding talks with Saudi officials.

“President Bush and Secretary Rice decided this would be a good opportunity for the secretary to go to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi officials to build on progress made and to encourage additional political reconciliation and legislative action,” National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.

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