Iran to hold talks with US on Iraq
Iran has agreed to hold talks with the US on Iraq, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said Sunday. "Following consultations between Iranian and Iraqi officials, Tehran has agreed to hold negotiations with Washington to relieve pains and suffering of the Iraqi people, support and strengthen the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and stabilize security and peace in that country," he stated, according to IRNA.
"Iran has formally taken the issue (negotiation) into consideration," he said, adding that talks will be held in Iraq. Hosseini also conveyed, "Date of the meeting and level of the negotiating team will be determined by end of the current week."