The United States and Iran broke a 27-year diplomatic freeze Monday with a four-hour meeting about Iraqi security. The American envoy said there was broad policy agreement, but that Iran must stop arming and financing militants who are attacking U.S. and Iraqi forces.
The United States and Iran traded accusations Monday about responsibility for violence in Iraq but agreed that the goal there should be a stable, democratic country at peace with its neighbors.
The United States urged Iran on Monday to stop supporting militias in Iraq in the most high-profile meeting between the two countries in almost 30 years that both sides later described as positive.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Monday's talks in Baghdad between the United States and Iran was that they happened at all.
The United States ambassador in Baghdad said he and his Iranian counterpart agreed broadly on policy toward Iraq during four-hour groundbreaking talks on Monday, but insisted that Iran end its support for militants.
The United States and Iran traded accusations over the bloodshed in Iraq on Monday during the first high-level direct official talks between the arch-foes in 27 years.
Iran's decision to raise gasoline prices has thrown new light on one of its most entrenched problems — the danger a vulnerable, subsidized economy poses for a country under international pressure over its nuclear program.
The United States told Iran on Monday its support for militias fighting in Iraq needs to cease, said Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Iraq.
The United States told Iran on Monday to stop supporting violent militias in war-ravaged Iraq, during the highest-level direct official talks between the arch-foes in 27 years.
The United States urged Iran on Monday to stop supporting militias in Iraq but described the two countries' most high-profile meeting in almost 30 years as positive.