Khamenei supports talks with US on Iraq

May 16, 2007 14:20

Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Wednesday said he supported US-Iran talks in Baghdad about improving Iraq's security, state-run television reported. But he warned that the talks would only focus on American responsibilities in Iraq - not Iranian influence in its neighboring country. "The talks will only be about the responsibility of the occupiers in Iraq," the broadcast quoted Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, as saying. Khamenei rejected that the discussion would involve any talk on Iran-US relations and criticized those who thought that the Islamic country would change its policy toward Washington.

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