US Talks on Iraq

US Talks on Iraq  US Talks on Iraq

The United States on Monday ruled out any possibility of future military coordination with Iran in a US-led coalition against Islamic State fighters but held out the prospect of separate talks with Tehran on Iraq, describing the extremist militants a “serious threat” to Iran and the region, Reuters reported.

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki acknowledged US and Iranian officials had discussed the crisis in Iraq on the sidelines of separate negotiations about the Iranian nuclear program in Vienna in June, but she said the United States was not coordinating militarily with Iran. “I am not going to outline every diplomatic discussion. But we are not and will not coordinate militarily,” she said in a statement.

“We will be continuing those talks on the nuclear issue later this week in New York. There may be another opportunity on the margins in the future to discuss Iraq,” she said.