Iran Will Attend for Iraq’s National Interest

Look at the wording carefully. Iran will attend the meeting if it is in IRAQ’s interest that they do so. Notice that we rarely, if ever, hear the US say something this way. For the US, it must be in its national interest to undertake much of anything internationally. Rather selfish, eh?

Iran says considering attending Iraq meeting
Wed Feb 28, 11:07 AM ET

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran, accused by Washington of backing militants in Iraq, is reviewing Baghdad’s invitation to attend a regional conference on ways of easing tensions in Iran’s neighbor, a senior official said on Wednesday.

The United States has said it will attend both a mid-level meeting in March and a ministerial meeting that may be held in April. Syria, accused by Washington of igniting tension in Iraq by failing to control its border, has also been invited.

Ali Larijani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said Tehran was considering the offer.

Iranian officials had previously said Tehran was not interested in discussions before U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq.

“In order to help resolve problems in Iraq, Iran will do its utmost. We will attend the meeting if (we reach the conclusion) that it is in Iraq’s interests,” Larijani was quoted by Iran’s state television as saying.

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