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US, Iranian officials held secret talks in Iraq last week

Source: i24News
Iraq Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim, right, shakes hands with Iranian Ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, left, during the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, at the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Secret meetings between US government officials and Iranian officials took place last week at a hotel in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish region in Iraq, sources informed i24NEWS, as the Iranian regime shows signs of a nascent upheaval. 

The Iranian delegation, which has at times been at odds with government policy, was headed by the grandson of Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, Hassan Khomeini, and also included two officials from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as well as Iraj Masjedi, Iran’s special envoy to Iraq.

Iran has reportedly been contacting Kurdish opposition parties based in Iraq, but the talks remained “useless,” according to internal Iranian sources who informed i24NEWS‘ senior political correspondent Christian Malard.  

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