U.S. considers cooperation with Iran on Iraq

June 17, 2014

(AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the Our Ocean conference, Monday, June 16, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists, Kerry said Monday.

Insurgents in Iraq are pushing toward Baghdad and taking cities as they go. In response, President Obama is meeting with national security advisers to consider his options to stabilize the country, which may include talks with Iran.