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Iraq slams US for contacts with insurgents

Americans meeting with Terror group in Istanbul)

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has complained to President Barack Obama about a US meeting with Iraqi insurgents, Baghdad’s top diplomat said.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said in Washington Thursday the Iraqi government found it shocking that representatives of "the Iraqi resistance movement" met at least one US official last spring.

Zebari told Al-Hurra, the official Arabic-language US television station, that the insurgent groups adopt violence and terrorism.

Zebari said Baghdad was still investigating the meeting, adding that it apparently took place in March in Istanbul and that the Iraqi government had discussed the issue with US officials.

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