U.S. Vice President Arrives In Iraq

world | Nov 29, 2011 | By RFE/RL 

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Iraq on a surprise visit.

Biden's visit on November 29 comes as U.S. forces prepare to leave the country by January.

Biden is expected to hold meetings with Iraqi officials over future U.S.-Iraqi ties.

Baghdad and Washington failed earlier this year to come to an agreement that would allow American troops to stay in Iraq past their December 31 departure date.

compiled from agency reports

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