Iran general says ready to help Iraq against militants
Iran is ready to help Iraq fight an armed revolt using the same methods it deployed against opposition forces in Syria, an Iranian general said, suggesting Tehran is offering to take a larger role in battling Sunni militias threatening Baghdad.


Iranian leaders to date have said they would help defend Shiite Muslim shrines in neighbouring Iraq if necessary, but have also said Iraqis are capable of doing that job themselves. (Reuters)