US, Iran Have 'Cordial' Chat in the Hague

Holbrooke, Iranian foreign minister will 'stay in touch': Clinton
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 31, 2009 12:37 PM CDT
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Mehdi Akhondzadeh smiles upon arrival at the Afghanistan Conference in The Hague, Netherlands, today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Meeting in the Hague today, leading diplomats from the US and Iran had a “brief and cordial exchange,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. In the Netherlands for 70-country talks on Afghanistan, US envoy to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke and Iran’s deputy foreign minister plan to “stay in touch,” Clinton said. She called Iran’s attendance at the meeting “a promising sign that there will be future cooperation,” the BBC reports.