Iraq says next Iran nuclear talks to be held in Baghdad

April 11, 2012 00:43

BAGHDAD - The next round of nuclear talks aimed at resolving a standoff between the West and Iran over its nuclear program will be held in Baghdad following this week's negotiations in Istanbul, Iraq said on Tuesday.

Iran agreed to renew discussions with the permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France - plus Germany last month, more than a year after previous talks failed.Iraq said last Wednesday it had offered to host the nuclear negotiations following a request from neighboring Iran.

A statement on Iraq's Foreign Ministry website said all parties had agreed to hold the next meeting in Baghdad.

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