Iran's Leader Says Tehran and Washington Not Aligned on Iraq

(Washington Post) Jason Rezaian - Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, made remarks Sunday that lessened any remaining possibility of military cooperation between the Islamic republic and the U.S. in securing Iraq against an onslaught from al-Qaeda-inspired militants. "We don't support any foreign interference in Iraq and we're strongly opposed to U.S. interference there," Khamenei said. "What is happening in Iraq is not a war between Shiites and Sunnis. Arrogant powers want to use the remnants of Saddam's regime and takfiri (ISIS) extremists to deprive Iraq of stability and tranquility," he said. "The real fight is between those who want to bring back a U.S. presence and those who want Iraqi independence."

2014-06-23 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive