U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Friday that Iran has a vested interest in a peaceful Iraq and should be part of discussions to resolve the conflict there. Speaking to Human Rights Watch, Annan said all of Iraq’s neighbors, but especially Iran, have a role to play and praised Tehran’s past cooperation in discussions on Afghanistan. “If one were able to work with them in Afghanistan, why don’t we try in Iraq, where they even have perhaps bigger influence?” the U.N. chief asked, noting Iran has fulfilled all the promises it made during the Afghan discussions. Full Story
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