Blast occures near Iranian embassy in Iraq

Iran Materials 29 March 2012 15:59 (UTC +04:00)
Blast occures near Iranian embassy in Iraq.
Blast occures near Iranian embassy in Iraq

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 29 /Trend S.Isayev, A. Tagiyeva/

Just recently a blast occured near Iranian embassy in Baghdad, Al Jazeera reported.

The blast occured on the same day as a key Arab League summit took off in Baghdad.

At least 10 Arab heads of state and government were expected to attend the event, the first pan-Arab gathering to be held in Iraq since May 1990.

The one-day summit was being held in the fortified Green Zone of Baghdad, where large numbers of military and security forces have been deployed to head off potential attacks.

Iraq has been gripped by a surge in terror attacks since US troops completed their withdrawal from the country in December following the 2003 US-led invasion that led to dictator Saddam Hussein's ouster.

Excluded from the summit as a punitive Arab measure, Syria was the main issue on the leaders' agenda.