Iran welcomes new talks with US on Iraqi security

Iran is accepting an offer for continued talks with the United States on Iraqi security, with the state IRNA news agency saying Tuesday that Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki welcomed a fourth round of discussions. "Iran will give a positive response to this request," Mottaki was quoted as saying by IRNA, adding that the talks will be held "in the near future." Iran has earlier said it would consider a new round of talks with the US if requested by both the United States and Iraq.