Talks show change in US approach to Iran

US and Iranian diplomats met in Baghdad last week in an unexpected move that may signal a shift in Washington’s approach to ending the violence in Iraq.

2nd June, 2007

US and Iranian diplomats met in Baghdad last week in an unexpected move that may signal a shift in Washington’s approach to ending the violence in Iraq.

During the four-hour meeting behind the walls of the fortified Green Zone - the first public talks between the two nations in more than quarter of a century - each side politely blamed the other for the ongoing bloodshed in Iraq.

At the meeting, US ambassador...

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