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Iran's Rouhani says he is ready to help Iraq fight ISIL militants

Published on Jun 14, 2014 3:15 PM
 
 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses a Turkish-Iranian business forum in Ankara on June 10, 2014. Iran stands ready to provide help to Iraq's government in its fight against Sunni insurgents within the framework of international law, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP 

ANKARA (REUTERS) - Iran stands ready to provide help to Iraq's government in its fight against Sunni insurgents within the framework of international law, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, adding that so far Baghdad had not requested assistance.

Mr Rouhani added in a press conference broadcast live on state television that Iran believed it was possible to conclude a comprehensive agreement ending its nuclear dispute with major powers by a July 20 deadline. Remaining differences could be settled through goodwill and flexibility, he said.

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