Iran says it will take part in a planned security conference in Iraq, to be attended by the US, if it is “in Iraq’s best interests.” Senior Iranian official Ali Larijani said Tehran was reviewing the proposal but that it supported “solving problems of Iraq by all means.” Iraq’s PM Nouri al-Maliki has announced the meeting will be on 10 March. The US says it will attend the talks that include Syria and Iran - accused by the US of fuelling strife in Iraq. (BBC)

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