Mohammad Ali Jafari, the head of the Revolutionary Guards, used a Tuesday press conference to denounce US plans for a coalition in Iraq against the Islamic State as no more than “a show”.
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Continuing its propaganda battle with the US over intervention in Iraq against the Islamic State, Iran’s regime has lashed out over its exclusion from Monday’s international conference in Paris.
UPDATE 1730 GMT: US Secretary of State John Kerry has insisted that contacts with Iran over the Iraqi crisis will continue, despite the rejection by the Supreme Leader.
PHOTO: Syria’s President Assad with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Continuing their competition with the US over intervention in Iraq, Iran’s officials have said that Washington’s coalition for action against the jihadist Islamic State is “irrational”.
The US has pointedly rejected Iran’s presence in an international conference on action in the Iraqi crisis against the Islamic State, with Secretary of State John Kerry labelling Tehran “a state sponsor of terror” and a backer of the brutal
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I will be on the road this morning near Liverpool, so the Daily sections will be posted on Friday afternoon. In the meantime, please do have a look through our coverage of Syria, Iraq, the greater Middle East, and Iran,
PHOTO: Fars News’ picture this morning of US treachery
PHOTO: Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Tuesday
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PHOTO: Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard with former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani