Mottaki: Teheran to hold further talks with US

Iran's foreign minister confirmed Wednesday that Teheran has received an official request for talks with the US and will hold a second round of meetings with the Americans on the situation in Iraq. "The US official request for holding the second round of talks with Iran on Iraq, was made to us," Iranian state television quoted Manouchehr Mottaki, as saying. Mottaki said the "talks will be held on the same level as the first round" in late May, when ambassadors from both countries met in Baghdad, the TV broadcast said. Mottaki did not give a time for the talks.