Support the United States to Iran Aggression Against ISIS
Jumat, 5 September 2014 | 22:30 WIB
Tehran, KOMPAS.com – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reportedly agreed to cooperate with the United States as part of the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the northern region of Iraq.
A source told the BBC Persian says, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei allow Qasem Soleimani, a Quds commander of an elite unit of the Revolutionary Guards, to coordinate military operations with the United States troops were helping Iraqi forces and Kurdish.
Kelompoh Shia Iran see the ISIS group, people who consider Shia as heresy, as a serious threat. This news is surprising because normally Iran rejected the United States involvement in Iraq and the Middle East.
However, the United States conducted air strikes last month helping Shiite militias backed by Iran and Kurdish forces in defeating the forces that have surrounded the city ISIS Amirli for two months. City Amirli is a region that is predominantly Shiite.
In the past few months, ISIS occupying most of the northern and western Iraq and eastern Syria. Ayatollah Khamenei previously rejected “interference” foreign, including by the United States, in Iraq. However, Iran now seems ready to cooperate more closely with the United States