A U.S.-Iran alliance on Iraq is a tricky issue

June 16, 2014 8:42 PM

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A U.S.-Iran alliance on Iraq is a tricky issue

President Obama has gotten heat from U.S. lawmakers for engaging Iran in talks to curb its nuclear program, but those conversations may have laid the groundwork for cooperation between two longtime nemeses on dealing with the violence in Iraq.

Neither the U.S. nor Iran wants to see the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continue to gain a foothold in the Middle East. For the U.S., the violent ISIS advance has wiped out nearly all the gains made during the Iraq war. Iran's Shiite Muslim leaders don't want to see Sunni Muslims take over...

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