Sep 15, 2014 11:37 AM
US won't rule out working with Iran against IS
The Associated Press
PARIS (AP) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he won't shut the door on the possibility of working with Iran against a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but the two nations won't coordinate on military action.
But Kerry ruled out coordinating with the Syrian government, although he vaguely described ways to communicate to avoid mistakes should the U.S. and its allies begin bombing the Sunni extremist group's safe haven there.
Kerry spoke to a small group of reporters Monday after international diplomats met in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State.
He said it's unclear how the U.S. and Iran might join up to eliminate the extremists who have taken over much of Iraq and Syria.