United States says role for Iran in tackling ISIS

Kerry said there was a role for Iran to play in the global effort to tackle ISIS. (File photo: AFP)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that there was a role for Iran to play in the global effort to tackle hardline Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, who have seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria.

"The coalition required to eliminate ISIL (Islamic State) is not only, or even primarily, military in nature," Kerry told a United Nations Security Council meeting on Iraq.

"It must be comprehensive and include close collaboration across multiple lines of effort," he said. "There is a role for nearly every country in the world to play, including Iran."


 

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