The U.N. has convened a meeting on Iraq. And, there is the issue of the role private security forces in Iraq and the standards they should recognize. But, the AP chose to attach the headline to al Maliki's attendance at a U.N. meeting at which no mention of tensions between Rice and Maliki ocurred:
“The meeting was very positive,” said Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki. Participants, he said, underlined the progress accomplished by Iraq and offered their support. [link]
So, where is the rising of tensions?
I suspect it is only in the lurid imagination of MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer, and his editor.