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Published on May 24th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

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Certain members of Congress want to make this illegal

AFP reports that Iran and the U.S. had a brief “chat” during the Baghdad talks:

Iran’s lead nuclear negotiator had a rare “chat” with the head of the US delegation after talks between Tehran and world powers over the Islamic republic’s nuclear programme Thursday, officials said.

The “brief encounter” came after Iran rebuffed a US offer of face-to-face discussions between Wendy Sherman and her counterpart Saeed Jalili at the last talks between Iran and world powers in Istanbul last month.

“Jalili paused to chat with Sherman as they were leaving one of the plenaries,” a US official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Why is this so threatening to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) that she actually tried to make it illegal? (Read Ali’s report from November here.)

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Jasmin Ramsey is an Iranian-born journalist based in Washington, DC.



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