Middle East

November 17, 2008 4:21 PM

Iran softens resistance to U.S.-Iraq troop pact

Iran on Monday softened its resistance to a pact that calls for withdrawing American forces from Iraq by the end of 2011, a shift that could make it easier for Iraq's ruling Shiite Muslim government to secure parliamentary approval. U.S. officials said they doubted that Tehran had altered its stance, however.

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