Iran says no need for higher level talks with US

July 30, 2007 13:28

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said Monday that higher level talks with the US on security in Iraq were not necessary, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Mohammad Ali Hosseini's comments seemed to contradict those by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, who said last week after a meeting between the two countries' ambassadors to Iraq that Teheran was open to the idea of more senior level discussions. "There is no need for upgrading the level of talks between Iran and the US over Iraq," IRNA quoted Hosseini as saying. "Such an offer has not been proposed by Iran."

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