Iran Proposes 'Trilateral Security Mechanism' for Iraq

28 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Iran Proposes 'Trilateral Security Mechanism' for Iraq</h1><p>May 28, 2007 (LPAC)--At the four-hour meeting among Iran, the United States, and Iraq in Baghdad Monday, Iran proposed establishing a "trilateral security mechanism" among the three countries to consult on the situation in Iraq. Iran also proposed the three have a second meeting within a month, according to AP. And the Iraqi government of Prime Minister al-Maliki announced that it would issue invitations for a follow-up second meeting.</p><p>U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker characterized Monday's meeting as "businesslike," and said that it "proceeded positively. What we need to see is Iranian action on the ground." At a news conference following the meeting, Crocker said that any proposal for a trilateral grouping would need to be studied in Washington. Of a request for a second meeting, Crocker added, "The Iraqi government said it would extend an invitation in the period ahead for another meeting. We'll obviously consider that invitation when we receive it."</p><p>Whatever prospect the initial meeting has of leading to positive results has to contend with the Cheneyacs determination to attack Iran. On May 26, Iran said that it has uncovered U.S.-organized spy rings in Iran (see) .</p></div></body>