Iran joins Iraq to reverse advances of Islamic extremists

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Newscast Media TEHRAN—Iranian government officials including President Hassan
Rohani have expressed readiness to help the government of their Iraqi ally, Nuri
al-Maliki, fight the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) amid
Western media reports that the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has already
dispatched forces to Iraq.

Rohani warned that Tehran is not ready to stand by and tolerate the recent violence
in Iraq. He did not elaborate on the time and measures Iran could take to assist
Maliki. Iran’s police chief, Esmail Ahmadi Moghadam, was quoted as saying that
Tehran could intervene to protect Shi’ite shrines and cities. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>