Iran's firm policy is to support Iraqi govt.: President

July 26, 2007 - 0:0

TEHRAN (IRNA) -- Iran's firm policy on Iraq is to support the country's security, solidarity and its government, President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday.

Commenting on the second round of Iran-U.S. talks on Iraq, held in Al-Khadra district west of Baghdad on Tuesday, the president said, ""Assisting the people and government of Iraq was the only objective behind Tehran's talks with U.S. officials."" His remarks were made as was speaking with reporters at the end of a cabinet session. Stressing that the talks had taken place upon the request of Iraqi officials, the president said, ""We will do all within our power to help Iraq's security, solidarity and its government."" Asked if the issue of the detained Iranian diplomats in Iraq was discussed during Tuesday's talks, the president said, ""I have not seen the report of the talks yet."" The talks were held by Iran's Ambassador to Iraq Hassan-Kazemi Qomi and his U.S. counterpart, Ryan Crocker. The first round of Iran-U.S. talks on Iraq was held on May 28 in Baghdad at ambassadorial level with Qomi and Crocker as the main negotiators