By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press
WASHINGTON – The United States has accepted an Iraqi proposal to hold new talks withabout the security situation in Iraq, the State Department said Tuesday.
The as-yet unscheduled meeting would be the fourth round of talks between, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, and his Iranian counterpart. Two previous sessions ended inconclusively with Iran rejecting U.S. allegations that Iran is supporting Shia insurgent groups in Iraq by providing bombmaking material responsible for the deaths of American troops.
Amid a decline in attacks involving such devices,said Washington had responded favorably to a suggestion from the Iraqi government that it was now “the appropriate time” for another meeting at the ambassadorial level in Baghdad.