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    Kerry: US May Share Information With Iran

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers opening remarks at the "Our Ocean" conference at the State Department in Washington, June 16, 2014.
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers opening remarks at the "Our Ocean" conference at the State Department in Washington, June 16, 2014.
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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States is contemplating communicating with Iran to share information about the insurgency spreading across Iraq, but is not seeking to work together with Iran to address the crisis.
     
    “We are interested in communicating with Iran. That the Iranians know what we're thinking, that we know what they're thinking and there is a sharing of information so people aren't making mistakes,” Kerry said in an interview on NBC News that aired on Thursday.
     
    Asked if the United States was considering working hand-in-hand with Iran, Kerry said: “No. We're not sitting around contemplating how we're going to do that or if we're going to do that. That's not on the table,” Kerry added.
     
    Asked about the possibility of U.S. air strikes, Kerry also said that “nothing is off the table” and that “all options” are still available to Obama, who is weighing how to respond to the Sunni-led rebellion.

    Click here to see full transcript of Secretary of State Kerry's interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie

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    by: sylvia from: california
    June 19, 2014 7:18 PM
    Iran has warned Obama not to mess with Iraq and they do not want to partner with him considering the fact they cannot stand Obama. So what is up with them talking like Iran wants to share info, yeah right Iran will share their information with a man that has no honor or integrity to deal with.

    by: bobby from: U.S.A
    June 19, 2014 6:14 PM
    Sure why not since we have traders running our country anyway.

    by: it would be stupid from: california
    June 19, 2014 5:49 PM
    It would be stupid for Iran to share their intelligence with US. We created the ISIS and trained them in Jordan. If Iran give out their plan, it would be leaked to them by us. So it would be foolish for Iran to do that.

    by: RichFsr from: Connecticut
    June 19, 2014 2:07 PM
    Kerry and Obama sharing information with our most dire enemies? Fraternizing with the enemy is their middle name. No surprises here. They've been in direct contact and support with all the terrorist groups in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt and Syria.
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    by: Charles from: Texas
    June 19, 2014 5:09 PM
    That is not really true Rich. Iran is hardly our worst enemy and they are in fact fighting our worst enemy which are the Sunni Islamist Jihadist. So it actually makes perfect sense that we would cooperate with Iran in order to destroy our mutual enemy.

    by: peter from: USA
    June 19, 2014 1:48 PM
    Do you even need to share information with Iran?? I would have thought Ed Snowden had already told them whatever they wanted to know.

    by: Steve Luhrsen from: United States
    June 19, 2014 12:32 PM
    Iraq's shi'ia majority are inextricably connected to shi'ia Iran. The United States had an opportunity to become Maliki's primary strategic partner. We declined. Maliki chose Iran, and has governed accordingly: Iraq is now a shi'ia client of Iran. The Sunni umma is now responding, as is the Shi'ia umma. While the Shi'ia are stronger locally, the Sunni are stronger regionally and globally. If the United States simply refrains for a time the situation should move from bad to worse while the IRGC enjoys initial success, but Iran cannot sustain the efforts; the Sunni certainly have the treasure and people, and may have the necessary will to prevail. Meanwhile, the Iranian regime is inherently brittle....

    by: Pasquinel.Canada
    June 19, 2014 11:25 AM
    What Americans need to understand and not forget, after 911 90% of Americans if not most of civilized countries,were in favor of "go getem George". America for decades have stuck their nose in other countries business. Comes with the territory of being a super power, mistakes are made, but blaming the dems or reps does not help. Pray that leaders make the right decisions.

    by: DMS Fernandes from: Macau, China
    June 19, 2014 10:29 AM
    United States contemplating to share information with Iran is like a frog taking shelter under the hood of a cobra.

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