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US presidential hopeful McCain visits Iraq

US Republican presidential candidate John McCain was in Iraq on Sunday for talks with senior American officials, a US embassy official told AFP.

world Updated: Mar 17, 2008 09:59 IST

US Republican presidential candidate John McCain was in Iraq on Sunday for talks with senior American officials, a US embassy official told AFP.

"Senator McCain is in Baghdad," said embassy information officer W Johann Schmonsees.

The US senator, who is on a tour of Europe and the Middle East, `is due to meet the American ambassador to Baghdad, Ryan Crocker, embassy spokesman Philip Reeker added.