U.S. and Iran Talk While Iraq Asks for Help American and Iranian officials met Saturday in Baghdad as part of a regional conference on Iraqi security. The United States ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, said he exchanged views with Iranian delegation "directly and in the presence of others" at the meeting.
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U.S. and Iran Talk While Iraq Asks for Help

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U.S. and Iran Talk While Iraq Asks for Help

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Iraqi and U.S soldiers secure the scene of a car bombing Saturday in Baghdad. The bombing came as international delegates attended a conference on Iraqi security. Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi and U.S soldiers secure the scene of a car bombing Saturday in Baghdad. The bombing came as international delegates attended a conference on Iraqi security.

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American and Iranian officials met Saturday in Baghdad as part of a regional conference on Iraqi security.

The United States ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, said he exchanged views with Iranian delegation "directly and in the presence of others" at the meeting, which included representatives from 14 countries and several international organizations.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki opened the one-day meeting with an appeal for international help to sever the networks aiding extremists in his country.