Key Iraqi lawmakers yesterday confirmed reports swirling in the Arab-language press of the three-way summit, according to the Associated Press. Iran's invitation came as Syria and Iraq announced the restoration of formal diplomatic ties after a break of 24 years, capping an unexpectedly warm visit by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem to Baghdad this week.
"All three countries intend to hold a three-way summit to discuss the security situation and the repercussions for stability of the region," Iraqi lawmaker Ali al-Adeeb, a close aide to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, told reporters in Baghdad.
Nov 21, 2006
This can't be good
Iraq, Iran and Syria will hold three-way talk.