Iran, US to meet on Iraq crisis this week

The United States and Iran are to hold ambassador-level talks Tuesday in Baghdad on the deteriorating security situation in Iraq - the first such meeting since late May, US and Iraqi officials said. The two sides will sit down together on Tuesday, according to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and US Embassy spokesman Philip Reeker, amid US allegations that Teheran is supporting violent Shi'ite militias in the country.