( Reuters ) - Iran is willing to hold further talks with the United States on improving security in Iraq, Iran's foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, said on Wednesday.
Washington has said it is willing to attend a new round of talks with its long-time foe, whom it accuses of arming and funding Shi'ite militias. Iran denies the charge.
"About the readiness of the Americans for a new round of talks ... I respond that we do consider positively this initiative, Mottaki told a joint news briefing in Baghdad with his Iraqi counterpart Hoshiyar Zebari.