Kuwait told US to talk with Iran, Syria on Iraq

Kuwait's emir told the US secretary of state that Washington should talk to Syria and Iran to improve the situation in Iraq, the Kuwaiti foreign minister said Wednesday. Sheik Mohammed Al Sabah told reporters that when Condoleezza Rice met Kuwait's emir, Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, on Tuesday, she had spoken of the "the difficulties facing the Iraqi government in imposing security, and [difficulties caused by] outside interference." "That is why his highness [the emir] stressed the importance of a dialogue with [Iraq's] neighbors, and the importance that there is no estrangement between them and America," Sheik Mohammed said.