Iran-US issues likely to be discussed during Baghdad talks
( IRNA ) - Secretary of the Human Rights Headquarters of Iran's Judiciary Mohammad-Javad Larijani said on Monday that it is possible that Iranian and US officials discuss issues related to Iran during US-Iran talks on Iraq to be held in Baghdad on May 28.
Larijani made the remarks in his talks to IRNA before leaving the Jordanian capital after attending the World Economic Forum which ended in the Dead Sea shores in Jordan Sunday evening.
Referring to the upcoming Iran-US talks on Iraq, Larijani said "The talks will be held upon the request of our Iraqi friends and for the sake of assisting the people of Iraq.
"We will not spare any efforts to restore peace and stability to Iraq and support the country's territorial integrity," Larijani said adding, "And the (US-Iran) talks are to focus on these issues if held at all."
However, the diplomat has not rejected the possibility of any US-Iran talks about the issues related to Iran.
"In fact, talking with US over issues related to Iran is not an impossible matter, however, this depends on the subject matters," Larijani stressed.
"If (former US vice-president) Dick Cheney is supposed to continue intimidating Iran on a daily basis and US officials continue allocating budget, as they claim, to change the Iranian regime and openly show hostility towards Iran, then any clever person will ask why they should talk at all?" the diplomat said.
He added the upcoming US-Iran talks on Iraq would be a "good test for the US.
"If Washington shows good will and be committed to the conventional principles of negotiations then this will be effective in resolving other regional problems too," Larijani added.