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Iran Leader Approves Iraq Talks With U.S.

Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that he approves of proposed talks between U.S. and Iranian officials on Iraq, but warned that the United States must not try to “bully” Iran. It was the first confirmation that Khamenei, who holds final say on all state matters in Iran, supports the talks. His comments appeared aimed at calming criticism by hard-liners over a major shift in policy by the regime, which long shunned high-level contacts with a country Tehran brands “the Great Satan.” President Bush said Tuesday he favors the talks and that American officials would show Iran “what’s right or wrong in their activities inside of Iraq.” Full Story

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