U.S. Meets With Iran For First Time In Decades


May 28, 2007

Despite mounting evidence that Tehran is supporting insurgency in
Iraq, Iranian diplomats sat down with U.S. officials Monday morning for the first time in almost 3 decades to discuss the security problems in and around Baghdad.

The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq says the talks proceeded positively but he's expecting more than that.

"What we need to see is Iranian actions on the ground, come into harmony with their stated principles" said Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq.

The four hour meeting in Baghdad was described as business like and did not include any talk of Iran's controversial nuclear ambitions. Iran
proposed setting up a trilateral security mechanism, but the American
diplomats said that would have to be studied in Washington.

In our nations Capital the focus is on paying tribute to the men and women who have died fighting on the front lines.

At Arlington National Cemetery, President Bush laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns for the sixth time as wartime Commander in Chief.

On the ground in Iraq, more evidence that nation has a long way to go,
a car bomb went off in central Baghdad killing more than 20. No U.S. troops were caught in that attack, but it has already been a violent
month with 103 American casualties in May.


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