Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently accused the United States of not taking seriously the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. “There is still no serious understanding about the threat and they [the United States] have as yet taken no serious action,” Zarif said, Iran’s Mehr news agency reported.
In addition, Washington has not invited Tehran to join the core coalition - comprising Australia, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Turkey and the United States - aimed at defeating ISIS. Washington and Tehran share a common objective in Iraq: defeating the group and empowering the central government in Baghdad.
Tehran’s involvement, and that of its proxy Hezbollah, in the Syrian conflict ratcheted up sectarianismMajid Rafizadeh