Khamenei says Iran strongly opposes US intervention in Iraq

June 22, 2014 1:30 PM

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Khamenei says Iran strongly opposes US intervention in Iraq

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's top leader rejected possible intervention in Iraq by the United States or any other outside power, accusing Washington on Sunday of trying to manipulate Iraqi sectarian differences to retake control of the country it once occupied.

In remarks published by the official IRNA news agency, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei added that Iraqis themselves could end violence in their country, where Iran has steadily built up its own influence over the past decade.

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