China's top domestic security chief visits Iran to push for anti-terror cooperation

November 18, 2014 2:04 AM

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China's top domestic security chief visits Iran to push for anti-terror cooperation

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's domestic security chief has visited Iran to push for greater cooperation in the fight against terror, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday, as Beijing seeks allies in its efforts to maintain stability in Xinjiang.

Beijing says it faces a threat from militant Islamists in its far western region of Xinjiang, where hundreds have died in unrest in the past two years or so, and has repeatedly pushed for greater regional efforts to tackle the problem.

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