US preparing for dialogue with Iran on Iraq security: report

Written by Reuters | Washington | Updated: Jun 16 2014, 10:12am hrs
The United States is preparing to open a direct dialogue with Iran on security in Iraq, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Citing senior US officials, the newspaper said the dialogue was expected to begin in the coming week, after Sunni militants gained control of large areas of northern Iraq. It comes as the United States and other world powers strive for an agreement with Tehran to curb its nuclear program.