Abdul Aziz Al-Hakim, a senior Shiite cleric with strong ties to Iran will meet with President Bush at the White House on Monday. Bush first invited the cleric to Washington on February 2005. While political pundits see this development as a possible beginning for U.S.-Iran relations, Al-Hakim's aide Haitham Husseini has stated that the two will discuss major political issues in Iraq.
Stay tuned for a background analysis and possible implications of this meeting later today.
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