Warily, U.S. learns to live with more muscular Iran role in Iraq

December 4, 2014 7:05 PM

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Warily, U.S. learns to live with more muscular Iran role in Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Iran, which dueled viciously over Iraq during the years of U.S. occupation, suddenly seem to be working in tandem as they confront what both see as a common, even mortal enemy: Islamic State.

Air strikes by Iran inside Iraq in recent days are only the latest manifestation of an increasingly muscular role by Tehran in Baghdad's war against Sunni militants. During the administration of George W. Bush, such actions would be denounced as meddling.

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