Iraqi official: Reported meeting between US and Iran postponed

A meeting brokered by Baghdad between Iran and the United States over Iraq's security was postponed Thursday, an Iraqi government official said, a day after Washington insisted no such talks were planned. The official said the Iranian delegation, which arrived Wednesday in Baghdad after Iran announced the talks would take place Thursday, would return to Teheran after visiting Shi'ite Muslim shrines in Baghdad and in the holy city of Karbala. No new date was set for the fourth round of talks between US and Iranian officials over ways to improve Iraq's security, added the official. On Wednesday, Iran's state news agency, IRNA, reported that an Iranian delegation headed by Reza Amiri Moghaddam had arrived in Baghdad for the talks, which it said would take place Thursday.