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U.S. And Iran Meet To Talk Over Iraq

by | 28th, May 2007

AT least they’re talking:

The Iranian-US meeting was the first formal bilateral meeting since the two countries broke off relations in 1980.

“The talks proceeded positively. What we need to see is Iranian action on the ground,” Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, told reporters. “Right now their actions are running at crossed purposes to their stated policy.”

There was no immediate comment from the Iranian team led by Hassan Kazemi-Qomi, Iran’s ambassador to Iraq. Crocker and Kazemi-Qomi met at the Iraqi prime minister’s office, and shook hands before sitting across the table from each other.

“I laid out before the Iranians a number of our direct, specific concerns about their behaviour in Iraq, their support for militias that are fighting both the Iraqi security forces and coalition forces,” Crocker said.

“The fact (is) that a lot of the explosives and ammunitions that are used by these groups are coming in from Iran … Such activities … need to cease and … we would be looking for results,” he added

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