U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice paid an unannounced visit to Iraq on Tuesday morning, flying directly into the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, the Doha-based satellite TV al-Jazeera channel reported.
Rice was seeing members of a civilian-military reconstruction unit based in Kirkuk and meeting provincial politicians of all stripes. She was seeing Iraq's central leadership later in Baghdad. Such reconstruction units were expanded along with the escalation of U.S. forces President Bush ordered this year.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Aralık 2007, 13:48