Weekend talks between Iraq's fractious political leaders were positive and progress has been made towards resolving key differences, President Jalal Talabani said on Monday.
"The atmosphere in the meetings was positive and pleasing," Talabani told Meghan O'Sullivan, the White House's Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan.
"The representatives of all the political blocs held discussions among themselves in a fraternal and transparent spirit," said Talabani, a Kurd, according to a statement issued by his office.
Senior Iraqi leaders from the country's divided communities are holding a series of meetings among themselves ahead of a crucial political summit called by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to salvage his crumbling government.
Talabani told the US delegation that progress was being made in solving "many of the suspended issues.'
The US delegation said efforts should be made to overcome the current political situation, the statement added.
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