File - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) arrives for a news conference about proposed gun violence legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington in this file photo taken March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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The United States needs Iran's involvement to prevent a collapse of the government in Iraq and should open talks toward that end, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday, a step he described as unattractive but perhaps unavoidable.Obama has ruled out the use of U.S. ground troops, and said any air support or other assistance was conditional on Maliki trying to overcome divisions between Sunnis and Shi'ites that have widened under his rule.The last U.S. troops left Iraq in 2011 after the failure of talks between Maliki and Obama over a longer-term U.S. military presence.Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, last week said American air strikes in Iraq will be needed to halt the advance of militants.
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