Baghdad- President Jalal Talabani has called for a meeting of Arab interior ministers to devise a unified position against terrorism, a statement said Sunday.
Talabani made the proposal Saturday night in a phone call to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the statement quoted Kamran Qaradaghi, Talabani”s office manager, as saying.
Mubarak supported the idea, it added.
Such a meeting could discuss effective ways to confront terrorism, a problem facing most countries in the region, Qaradaghi said.
Talabani also offered his condolences for the reported death of Egypt”s top envoy to Iraq, Ihab al-Sherif, saying he was a victim of "a terrible criminal act," the statement said.
A report of the Associated Press said the Iraqi president also condemned the deadly London bombings in a message of condolences he sent to British Prime Minister Tony Blair. In his message, the statement said Talabani called terrorism "an international