Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kerry presses Iraq on ‘problematic’ Iranian over-flights to Syria - English | Front Page

John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, made his first trip to Iraq since taking office to push Iraq for more help over the conflict in Syria. (AFP)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraq to stop allowing “problematic” Iranian flights apparently carrying military equipment through its airspace headed to Syria, on a surprise visit to Baghdad on Sunday.

“Anything that supports President Assad is problematic,” Kerry told reporters, “I made it very clear to the prime minister that the over-flights from Iran ... are in fact helping to sustain President Assad and his regime.” 

Kerry warned Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that Washington was “watching what Iraq is doing,” the highest-level criticism yet of Baghdad for not inspecting flights which Tehran insists are carrying humanitarian supplies............

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