AP: Iran Interior ministers from Iraq's neighbors and Egypt will meet later this month in Iran to discuss the security threat posed by militants. Iran's official news agency says the ministers and security officials will share intelligence on militants and other people suspected of being linked to the insurgency in Iraq. Associated Press

TEHRAN - Iran Interior ministers from Iraq's neighbors and Egypt will meet later this month in Iran to discuss the security threat posed by militants.

Iran's official news agency says the ministers and security officials will share intelligence on militants and other people suspected of being linked to the insurgency in Iraq.

Analysts say Iran is hosting the conference in part to show the U-S it recognizes the risk al-Qaida poses both to Iraq and to itself.

There have been several meetings of Iraq's neighbors, plus regional heavyweight Egypt, since Saddam Hussein was overthrown, the last of which took place in July.