The United States and Iran have set a date for ambassador-level talks in Baghdad on the deteriorating security situation in Iraq the first such meeting since late May, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Sunday.
BAGHDAD, July 22 -- The United States and Iran will hold a second round of direct talks to discuss Iraq's worsening security situation as early as Tuesday, even as U.S. military commanders continue to accuse Iranian operatives of fomenting the instability.
The US military on Sunday said its troops had found Chinese-made missiles which they believe were smuggled into Iraq by groups in Iran in order to arm groups fighting US-led forces.
Envoys of the United States and Iran will hold a second round of talks in Baghdad on Tuesday on the security situation in Iraq, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said.
A new round of U.S.-Iran talks focusing on the deteriorating security situation in Iraq will be held Tuesday in Baghdad, the Iraqi foreign minister said.
Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that televised "confessions" of two detained American-Iranians unveiled a U.S.-backed plan to topple Iran's clerical establishment.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops on Sunday detained two suspected weapons smugglers who may be linked to Iran's elite Quds force, the military said, as Washington presses allegations that Tehran is supporting violence in Iraq despite plans for new bilateral talks on the issue.
Iran is to launch a new crackdown Monday on slack dressing that targets both men and women whose clothing and haircuts are deemed to be unIslamic, police said.
Iran on Sunday defended the broadcast of interviews from two US-Iranians detained for harming national security amid criticism from reformists the programme was unnecessary.
The United States and Iran have set a date for ambassador-level talks in Baghdad on the deteriorating security situation in Iraq ? the first such meeting since late May, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.