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US opposes Iran role in coalition against Islamic State

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said it would be inappropriate for Iran to join a coalition that is seeking to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.

Speaking on a visit to Turkey, Mr Kerry said he was confident the US could build a broad international coalition of European and Arab countries.

Both Iran and the US have offered military aid to hold back an IS advance across northern and western Iraq.

  • 12 Sep 2014
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