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Cooperation With US Against IS Ruled Out

Cooperation With US Against IS Ruled Out Cooperation With US Against IS Ruled Out

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Iran will not be involved in the emerging US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), CNSNews reported on Thursday.

Asked in Baghdad if the US was willing to work with Iran to defeat a group both countries view as a threat, Kerry replied that Iran was “obviously opposed to ISIL” and had “taken its own actions with respect to ISIL,” but stressed that there was no coordination between the US and Iran.

The IS is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“The United States does not cooperate, militarily or otherwise – nor does it have any intention in this process of doing so – with Iran,” Kerry said.

“Whatever they (the Iranians) do is collateral and on their own,” he said. “And we will pursue our own coalition over the course of these next weeks.”

Financialtribune.com