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White House Questions Iran’s OK on Talks

The Bush administration questioned on Wednesday the motives of Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in approving U.S.-proposed talks on Iraq, but did not shut the door entirely. “It is a matter of curious timing,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said, suggesting Iran was trying to deflect international pressure from its nuclear programs now under criticial discussion at the United Nations. While a “channel” for communication between the United States and Iran remains open, he said, no meetings have been scheduled. Full Story

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