An Iranian security official announced today that Iran has accepted our request to engage in a discussion of Iraq’s political future. It seems that the White House has turned, hat in hand, to its latest “boogeyman” to save our bacon in Iraq.

  • See Juan Cole’s “Fishing for a Pretext to Squeeze Iran”
  • BBC

    : It would be the first public dialogue since the 1979 hostage crisis, after which the nations broke off ties, correspondents say.

    Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said Tehran would agree to talks to “resolve Iraqi issues” and help establish an independent government.

    The White House said the US would talk about Iraq, but not about Iran’s controversial nuclear programme.


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