John Kerry: Iran Fighting Islamic State Is ‘Positive’



The U.S. would be happy to have Iran’s help in fighting the Islamic State, Secretary of State John Kerry said in response to the news, first broken by The Huffington Post Monday night, that the U.S. has been aware of Iranian airstrikes in Iraq since at least last week.

“I think it’s self-evident that if Iran is taking on ISIL in some particular place and it’s confined to taking on ISIL and it has an impact, it’s going to be — the net effect is positive,” Kerry, using the administration’s preferred name for the organization, said in remarks following meetings with representatives of other nations in Brussels.

He emphasized that the U.S. was not cooperating with Iran, which is a top regional rival for most U.S. Middle Eastern allies and has not had diplomatic relations with Washington since 1979. Read more at Huffington Post.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Guess he’d appreciate Adolph the house painter too. Because he saved a cars life once. He to was on right course.
    A no nothing president and a do nothing sect of state

  2. Tehran and Washington have incompatible goals in Iraq. While Washington seeks to help Iraqis build a stable democracy, Tehran wants to turn Iraq into a satellite state ruled by radical Shiite leaders that share its Islamist extremist ideology and hatred of the West.

    Iran is a major part of the problem in both Iraq and Syria. It has fueled sectarian hostilities between Sunnis and Shiites that created the conditions for the rise of the Islamic State. Tehran has acted as arsonist and cannot be trusted to put out the fire.