U.S. eyes another Iran meeting


The United States wants another meeting with Iran to discuss Iraq.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Tuesday the United States wants to address allegations that Iranian officials are backing insurgents in Iraq.

“We think that given the situation in Iraq and given Iran’s continued behavior that is leading to further instability in Iraq, that it would be appropriate to have another face-to-face meeting to directly convey to the Iranian authorities that if they wish to see a more stable, secure, peaceful Iraq, which is what they have said they would like to see, that they need to change their behavior,” McCormack said.

U.S. and Iranian officials met in Egypt in May, the first such official meeting in 27 years.

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