U.N. special envoy Jan Eliasson arrived in Baghdad Friday for talks aimed at breathing new life into stalled Iran-Iraq peace talks, officials said. Eliasson arrived by helicopter at Al-Muthan military airport from the southern port of Basra, where he inspected cease-fire lines, U.N. officials said. The U.N. envoy, who was in Iran earlier this week, was to open talks Saturday with Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz. Eliasson, Sweden's U.N. ambassador and Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar's special emissary, said before leaving Tehran: "It is very important to create a new momentum to speed up the trend of future peace talks. The negotiations began Aug. 25, five days after a U.N.-sponsored cease-fire in the 8-year-old gulf war took effect. The talks ended in deadlock Nov. 11 after several sessions, with both sides accusing the other of obstructing progress.