Ahmadinejad: Iran ready for more talks with US

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday said Iran was ready to hold more talks with the United States over stabilizing Iraq, the state-run news agency reported. "We are prepared to offer any help we can to help preserve unity ... and establish peace and security in Iraq," the official IRNA news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying Monday. Ahmadinejad made the comment two days after Iranian diplomats met with their five detained countrymen in Iraq for the first time.