The White House today confirmed reports that US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker will soon hold talks with an Iranian senior official in Baghdad to discuss the security situation in Iraq.
The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Mohammad Ali Hosseini, also said today in Tehran that Iran has agreed to hold the talks.
Earlier today a spokesman for Vice President Dick Cheney said Washington was ready for such dialogue. Lea Anne McBride said the US was ready to have conversations with the Iranians limited to Iraq issues, at the ambassador level.
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