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Iran Leader Says U.S. Anti-Islamic State Effort ‘Pointless’

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:00
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State is "pointless," as members of the alliance met today to coordinate efforts against the militant group. "Actions that were carried out in Iraq and broke the back of Islamic State were not the deed of Americans but those of the army and people of Iraq," Khamenei said today in comments on his official ...
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U.S. rules out military coordination with Iran

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:43
PARIS (Reuters) - The United States on Monday ruled out any possibility of future military coordination with Iran in a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State fighters but held out the prospect of separate talks with Tehran on Iraq, describing the jihadists as a “serious threat” to Iran and the region. The comments follow a statement by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter on ...
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Iran says it rebuffed US invitation to join anti-Islamic State coalition

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:41
(Recasts, adds quotes, deputy foreign minister, details) By Mehrdad Balali DUBAI, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday he had vetoed a U.S. invitation to cooperate in fighting Islamic State, but Washington insisted it would not coordinate militarily with Iran against the militants. "The American ambassador in Iraq asked our ambassador (in Iraq) for a ...
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Iran Rejects U.S. Bid to Coordinate Against ISIS

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:05
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, rejected a U.S. bid to coordinate efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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Iran rejects call for global strategy against extremists; France says 'no time to lose'

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:39
Diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists Monday, while Iran ruled out working with any international coalition and rejected American requests for co-operation against the militants. Neither Iran nor Syria, which together share most of Iraq's borders, was invited to the international conference in Paris, which opened as a pair of French ...
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Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:23
PARIS (AP) — Diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists Monday, while Iran ruled out working with any international coalition and rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.
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Iran dismisses US efforts against Islamic State as self-serving

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:58
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday dismissed as hollow and self-serving U.S. Iran says it backs the Syrian and Iraqi governments in their fight against the insurgents, but Tehran has not been included in a coalition being assembled by Washington mostly from Arab and Western states that will target the armed group. "American officials' comments on forming an anti-Islamic State ...
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Iran dismisses U.S. efforts against Islamic State as self-serving

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:52
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday dismissed as hollow and self-serving U.S. Iran says it backs the Syrian and Iraqi governments in their fight against the insurgents, but Tehran has not been included in a coalition being assembled by Washington mostly from Arab and Western states that will target the armed group. "American officials' comments on forming an anti-Islamic State ...
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Iran's leader leaves hospital after operation, in good health: state TV

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:13
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 75, left hospital on Monday a week after undergoing prostate surgery, state television reported. Khamenei succeeded Supreme Leader and founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989. He was Iran's president for two successive terms from 1981-1989 and survived an assassination attempt that paralyzed his right arm in 1981 ...
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Iran's top leader discharged from hospital

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:40
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been discharged from hospital, a week after he underwent prostate surgery.
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Iran rejects global strategy against Islamic extremists

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:56
Diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists Monday, while Iran ruled out working with any international coalition and rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.
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Iran rejects global strategy against Islamic extremists

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:51
Diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists Monday, while Iran ruled out working with any international coalition and rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.
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Volleyball: Epic five-sets battle goes for Poland over Iran

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 17:12
In an incredible battle in front of a packed Atlas Arena, host team Poland survived a serious scare from Iran and earned a hard-fought win 3-2 (25-17, 25-16, 24-26, 19-25, 16-14). The result qualified France for the next round, while both Poland and Iran keep their chances.
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U.S. Is Ramping Up Support In Iraq, But So Is Iran

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 15:57
President Obama said the U.S. would continue to expand military support to Iraqi forces fighting Sunni extremists. Kate Brannen of Foreign Policy talks to NPR's Arun Rath about Iran's role in Iraq.
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US-led coalition seeks to exclude Iran from fight against Islamic State

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 07:14
CAIRO - Two countries, Iran and Saudi Arabia, have long borders with Iraq, seat of a growing battle against Islamic State extremists. Despite the huge stakes for both border countries, only Saudi Arabia is now welcome as part of a U.S.-driven coalition of nations girding for a long fight.
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Iran says Paris anti-jihadist meeting just for show

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 17:14
Tehran (AFP) - Iran said Saturday it has no wish to attend an international conference in Paris next week on fighting the jihadist Islamic State group, dismissing the meeting as just for show.
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Iran, Russia call for promotion of bilateral relations

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 17:12
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, met Friday on the sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Tajik capital to discuss issues of mutual interest as well as regional and international developments.
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Kerry Attempts to Build Middle East Coalition Against ISIL Without Iran

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:35
Secretary of State John Kerry says it's "not appropriate" to have Iran take part in discussions to defeat ISIL, but what will that do to building the rest of the coalition? 
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U.S.-led coalition seeks to exclude Iran from fight against Islamic State

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:01
Iran is a huge player in both Iraq and Syria, but involvement in new group could cause Saudis to drop out.
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U.S.-led coalition seeks to exclude Iran from fight against Islamic State

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:01
Iran is a huge player in both Iraq and Syria, but involvement in new group could cause Saudis to drop out.
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