Tensions with Iran are high as Washington accuses it of providing weapons used to attack U.S. troops in Iraq.
Some of the nation?s largest public pension funds are leaning on European and Asian oil companies to reconsider their investments in Iran.
Iranian nuclear negotiators were heading for Moscow Tuesday for further talks on the crisis over Iran's nuclear ambitions after setting a date with UN nuclear experts for crucial inspections in Iran, diplomats told AFP.
BAGHDAD, July 24 -- The United States and Iran will continue discussions about security in Iraq despite U.S. accusations that Iran is supporting an increasing number of insurgent attacks in Iraq, the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad said Tuesday.
The United States, Iran and Iraq have agreed to set up a security subcommittee to carry forward talks on restoring stability in Iraq, the U.S. envoy said Tuesday at the end of a second round of groundbreaking talks with his Iranian counterpart.
U.N. inspectors will return next week to a reactor being built in central Iran and declared off-limits since April, officials said Tuesday — a concession by Tehran seen as a key step in clearing up questions about its suspect nuclear program.
The United States accused Iran in talks on Tuesday of increasing support for militias involved in bloodshed in Iraq but, in a rare sign of cooperation, agreed with Tehran to set up a panel to improve security.
The United States on Tuesday accused Iran of stepping up its alleged support of armed groups in Iraq in the two months since the arch foes began talks aimed at finding a way to quell the fighting.
US charges that Iran was fueling sectarian strife in Iraq and terrorism in the Middle East led to tense and heated debate in rare talks Tuesday between the two arch enemies, US officials said.
Iran agreed on Tuesday to let inspectors from the United Nations nuclear watchdog revisit its heavy-water reactor site early next week in a U.N. push for more transparency in Iran's disputed nuclear program.