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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cook Visit Delayed

British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook has postponed a visit to Moscow scheduled for January, the embassy here confirmed Tuesday, but denied a link to strains caused by air raids against Iraq.

Chief spokesman Mike Haddock said Cook was keen to visit the Russian capital "as soon as possible after the end of January," citing parliamentary obligations as the reason for the delay.

He said the Jan. 11 date for the trip had only been a British suggestion and had not been officially confirmed.