Iranian Foreign Minister Kharrazi talks with Iraqi PM Jafari in Tehran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi (L) talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari (R) during an official meeting at the Saadabad palace in Tehran July 17, 2005. Iran on Saturday hailed Iraq as its "brother", taking a further step towards laying to rest the spectre of their war of attrition in the 1980s that killed hundreds of thousands on both sides. Iran and Iraq bludgeoned each other to a stalemate between 1980 and 1988, but on Saturday cemented improving ties with warm words that may foreshadow healthier commercial links, despite Washington's reservations. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl MN/DY