Sen. Kerry Warns Iraq over Iran Flights into Syria

(New York Times) John H. Cushman, Jr. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned Wednesday that aid to Iraq might be made contingent on cutting off flights shuttling military supplies from Iran to the repressive government in Syria. The administration has been protesting for at least a month the resumption in July of flights that Iraq's government has allowed to cross uninspected over Iraqi territory to Syria from Iran, in violation of international sanctions. "It just seems completely inappropriate that we're trying to help build their democracy, support them, put American lives on the line, money into the country, and they're working against our interest so overtly," Kerry said.

2012-09-20 00:00:00

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