Iran ready to hold talks with US on Iraq

Published March 16th, 2006 - 11:23 GMT

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani on Thursday voiced Tehran's readiness to hold talks with the US on Iraqi issues. According to IRNA, he said Tehran accepts request made by head of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) Abdul Aziz al-Hakim to negotiate with Washington on Iraq.


Since the call is made by a prominent Iraqi Muslim leader, Tehran accepts it in order to resolve problems in Iraq and to help establish an independent government and real freedom in that country, Larijani noted.


"We will appoint a negotiating team for talks soon," he disclosed. Al-Hakim urged Iran on Wednesday to open a dialogue with the United States on Iraq.

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