Ahmadinejad Visits Iraq For Second, and Presumably Last, Official Visit

Iranian president term in office is almost over


Iran's outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad landed in Iraq on Thursday in his second official visit to the country, highlighting the growing ties between the two Shiite-led neighbors.

The Iranian leader is expected to meet with top Iraqi officials and visit Shiite holy sites during his two-day visit to Iraq, which is grappling with its worst outbreak of violence in half a decade.

h/t Adam Simpson