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BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) -- U.S. and Iranian envoys will hold talks in Baghdad to discuss the worsening chaos in Iraq, following up on a landmark meeting in May, Iraq's foreign minister said on Sunday.
"Iraq will host the second round of U.S.-Iranian talks on the 24th of this month," the minister, Hoshyar Zebari, told Reuters by telephone.
Originally posted by xpert11
It makes no sense to deal with anyone who on some level is aiding the insurgency and looking to destabilise Iraq.
Originally posted by princeofpeace
This is nothing new. Before they met the first time they discussed having several meetings on the issue. Plus, the US is covering itself so when Iran hits our troops in Iraq and we end up attacking them, folks would complain that we should have been talking to Iran. Well we are talking to them so let them respond in a positive way. Bush has also repeated said the nuclear issue is seperate from the Iraq issue. Give the administration kudos for being able to sepearte the two and actually have a dialogue with the offending country. If it comes down to military action, so be it but at least we're trying to talk it out first.
Iran is getting MANY chances
"What good does it do to talk to the Iranians? Don't they just lie?" asked the young man at the hardware store where I went to buy what I needed to repair a broken screen door. He said he had served in Iraq – with the South Carolina National Guard – and has friends still "over there." His question deserved an answer – but I didn't have one. I'm as confounded by these developments as he is, but I vowed to get back to him after I learned more.
Thus far, talking has gotten us nowhere. Given the history of previous "negotiations" with the radical Islamists running Persia, their stated goals for driving "infidels" from "the lands of the Prophet" – and their unabated quest for nuclear weapons, we should be quietly supporting anti-Ayatollah movements inside Iran instead of further legitimizing the regime in Tehran with more talks.