Iran: U.S. talks off on technicality

Feb. 17, 2008 at 9:29 AM

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- "Technical" reasons have forced a delay in talks between Iranian and U.S. officials about Iraq, an Iranian government spokesman said Sunday.

"The postponement of talks between Tehran and Washington was technical and has nothing to do with other issues," Mohammad-Ali Hosseini told journalists in Tehran, Press TV reported.

David Satterfield, a senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Iraq, has accused Iran of supporting the insurgency in Iraq. Hosseini said those claims are contrary to reports by U.S. military officials in Iraq.

"(U.S. officials) confirmed that Iran plays no role in unrest in Iraq. No evidence or documents has been found about Iran's role, either," he said.

Hosseini also confirmed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to visit Iraq near the end of March.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Texas man killed in apparent alligator attack
Police arrest N.C. soldier with assault rifle headed to mall photo shoot
North Korean biochemical weapons researcher defects to Europe
Kentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses
Four accused in slave-labor trafficking ring on Ohio egg farm