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Iraq, Saudis reach anti-terror agreement

BAGHDAD, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Iraqi officials say they and Saudi Arabia officials have agreed to a continuation of their joint effort to fight terrorism.

Financial transactions between the two countries will be a special focus under an agreement reached during a recent visit to Saudi Arabia by Iraqi Security Adviser Dr. Muwafaq Al-Rubaie, the Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, reported Sunday.

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A statement issued by the Iraqi government Sunday said Al-Rubaie also assured the Saudis that Iraq is ready to provide security for the new Saudi embassy scheduled to open soon in Baghdad.

The Saudi embassy is considered an important sign of credibility in the Sunni Arab world for the largely Shiite Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, KUNA said.

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