U.S. says happy to work with Iran on tackling drugs
Reuters / Sylvia Westall

U.S. and Iranian officials, whose relations are normally fraught over Tehran's nuclear programme, have held a rare meeting at which a U.S. official told Iran they were ready to cooperate on fighting drugs.

U.S. envoy Glyn Davies said he had held a meeting on Friday with Ali Asghar Soltanieh of Iran which is chairing the week-long U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) meeting in Vienna.

"It is in our interest to participate with the CND," Davies told reporters. "We are very happy to work with the chair even if he is from a country which we have differences with."

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