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Talabani Expected In Tehran Today

President Talabani (file photo) (epa) November 27, 2006 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is expected to visit Iran today for talks with his Iranian counterpart.

The visit comes as the United States is considering whether to engage Iran in helping stop violence in Iraq.

MORE: Coverage of the summit in Farsi from Radio Farda.

On November 26, Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said Iran was ready to help the United States in Iraq, but only if it pledged to change its attitude and withdraw its troops.

Talabani had been scheduled to fly to Tehran on November 25. But he postponed the visit due to a curfew in Baghdad imposed after a string of car bombs killed more than 200 people on November 23, in one of the bloodiest bouts of violence since the U.S.-led invasion three years ago.

(Reuters, AFP, AP)