Iran's president claims his military is region's best chance in fight against Islamic State

September 22, 2015 7:36 AM

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TEHRAN, Iran – The Iranian president says his country's military is the most reliable force to take on "terrorists in the region" — a reference to the extremist Islamic State group.

Hassan Rouhani says Iranian troops are willing to help both Iraq and Syria in the struggle against IS militants, but insisted Tehran has no military intentions toward other nations.

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