Exclusive: Alarmed by Iraq, Iran open to shared role with U.S. - Iran official

June 13, 2014 9:04 AM

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Exclusive: Alarmed by Iraq, Iran open to shared role with U.S. - Iran official

ANKARA (Reuters) - Shi'te Muslim Iran is so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington in helping Baghdad fight back, a senior Iranian official told Reuters.

The idea is being discussed internally among the Islamic Republic's leadership, the senior Iranian official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official had no word on whether the idea had been raised with any other party.

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