The Daily Star - Politics - Senior Iraqi official says Cabinet talking directly with militant groups: "The Iraqi government is talking directly to all militant groups who are willing to communicate but no commitments have been made to any of them, a senior Iraqi official said Sunday. President Jalal Talabani has instructed aides to 'listen and talk to anyone who wants to approach us,' said Wafiq al-Samarei, Talabani's adviser for security affairs.
'Yes, many groups are communicating with us. We are listening to them and providing them with advice with open arms and transparency,' he said.
Samarei spoke to reporters after a meeting between Talabani and Adnan al-Dulaimi, head of the Sunni Arab Iraqi Accordance Front."