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Iran Breaks Off ‘Iraq Security’ Talks With US

From their allies at the Associated Press:

Iran suspends talks with US on security in Iraq

By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran said Monday it would not hold a new round of talks with the U.S. on security in Iraq until American forces end their current assault against Shiite militias…

“We believe the talks will not be held given the current situation (in Iraq),” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told reporters during his weekly press briefing Monday.

Hosseini’s announcement was the first official confirmation that Iran has decided to suspend talks with the Americans. Iran and the U.S. have held three rounds of ambassador-level talks on security in Iraq since last May.

“What we are witnessing is open and extensive bombing of the Iraqi nation, while the main goal of talks with the American side would have been security and peace in Iraq,” said Hosseini. “It is a matter of doubt that the U.S. is pursuing a solution for the crisis, which was caused by them.” …

Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said Sunday that there was no “conclusive” evidence that Iran was supplying weapons to Shiite militias in Iraq.

He said Iraq does not want trouble with Iran and would not be pushed to take an aggressive attitude toward the country.

Now there is a shock. And after we had so much hope that Iran would help us in Iraq.

And aren’t the Iraqi comments helpful?


(What would Obama do?)

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 5th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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