Iraqi PM Jafari seen during official meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Kharrazi in Tehran.
Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari sits inside Saadabad palace during an official meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi 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