Exclusive: U.S. told Iran of intent to strike IS militants in Syria - source

September 23, 2014 8:49 PM

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Exclusive: U.S. told Iran of intent to strike IS militants in Syria - source

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States informed Iran in advance of its intention to strike Islamic State militants in Syria and told Tehran that it would not target the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Iranian official told Reuters.

"This issue was first discussed in Geneva and then was discussed thoroughly in New York where Iran was assured that Assad and his government will not be targeted in case of any military action against Daesh (Islamic State) in Syria," the official said on condition of anonymity. He added that Iran wa...

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