The White House declined to say whether President Joe Biden’s spy chief met with Iranian officials in Iraq amid tensions surrounding nuclear talks and an attack on the Middle Eastern country’s illicit weapons program.

Asked whether William Burns, director of the CIA, had traveled to Baghdad in recent days and met with officials from the government in Tehran, White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

Citing multiple sources in a report for online foreign policy publication 19FortyFive, Michael Rubin, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, said Burns had met with Iranian officials in the home of Iraq’s foreign minister, Fuad Hussein.

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