By KIM GAMEL
The Associated Press
BAGHDAD — The United States and Iran have set a date for ambassador-level talks in Baghdad on the deteriorating security situation in Iraq — the first such meeting since late May, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Sunday.
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These have to be enormously difficult talks. It is good that the players are trying to define clearly the parameters of the talks. It is unfortunate, due to the respective sets of detainees, that the talks are likely to take on a bartering, and posturing tenor, but that aside, whenever a community arises in which "enemy" people develop personal knowledge and personal relationships, this is a vital and precious resource for progress. I pray for success and progress to come of these talks.