U.S. wants "direct dialogue" with Iran on Iraq situation

U.S. wants "direct dialogue" with Iran on Iraq situation

NEW YORK -- The U.S. is preparing to launch direct dialogue with their long-time opponent Iran, focusing on security in Iraq, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

Citing unnamed U.S. officials, the newspaper stated that it is expected that the dialogue will begin this week, Reuters said.

All in the name of God! Doesn’t matter which one!

I could not make up my mind: did he say this out of conviction or out of guilt wrapped up as faith? Whatever it was, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair once again jumped in to raise some eyebrows among international observers with his latest statement relating to the present sectarian chaos in Iraq.

NATO chief visiting Turkey amid Mosul security crisis

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is set to arrive for talks in Turkey, as efforts continue to secure the safe release of dozens of Turkish nationals taken hostage by a jihadist group in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

During his visit to Ankara on June 16, Rasmussen will meet both President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.