Iraq and Iran discuss need for global action against Islamic State

ByREUTERS
August 24, 2014 14:40




BAGHDAD - Iraqi's new prime minister Haider al-Abadi and visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday discussed the need for international efforts to eliminate Islamic State, the group which has taken over large areas of Syria and Iraq.

Abadi's office said in a statement the prime minister stressed the dangers Islamic State posed to the region.

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