Its so funny how the average joe is falling into these simple traps again and again. In reality (and as i have always said) the IR is once again assisting the US to sell more weapons. Boss and servant (US and IR) are doing their usual thing. The IR regime gets protected by the US to stay at helm and milk the country, and the IR keeps playing the role of looloo and makes sure the US milks the Saudis and bascially the whole arab countries at Persian Gulf. So simple and yet effective.
I don't believe Iranian officials are in secret talks with anyone. They're just there, playing their role like a bunch of dolls. The US policy is like a well-oiled machine that from time to time requires some maintenance (proxy wars or direct deployment).