Iran rejects report on meeting between Iranian, US officials in Iraq

ran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has dismissed a report that claimed Iranian officials met with the director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, as fake news.

Speaking to Tasnim news agency on Tuesday, Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh dismissed the report as an instance of “yellow journalism.”

A purported analyst with the American Enterprise Institute, Michael Rubin, claimed in a report published on the obscure website 19FortyFive on Monday that Iranian officials had met CIA Director William Burns in Baghdad.

Tasnim reported that Burns had left Baghdad several days before the arrival of an Iranian delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, for talks with Iraqi leaders.