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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Aziz Arrives in Moscow

BAGHDAD () -- Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz arrived in Moscow on Saturday, the official Iraqi News Agency INA said.

Diplomats and analysts in Baghdad said Aziz's visit was part of Iraq's efforts to rally support for an early end to six-year-old UN trade sanctions.

Russia would like to see an end to the crippling trade sanctions the Security Council imposed on Baghdad after Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait in 1990 so it can resume commercial ties with Baghdad.