Published on 20 September 2014, by M. Tomazy.
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Iran has a role to play in defeating ISIL. Addressing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, he said that the military alliance put together by the US and its allies is only one part of the task, and that the other is political. He seemed to suggest a role for Iran in that political settlement. He mentioned that the Iranian Foreign Minister was present.
The U.S foreign policy is usually pragmatic. Obama's administration tends to rearrange priorities in the middle east; by delaying the fate of Iran-backed Syrian president, in order to fight ISIS, meanwhile, Obama's administration needs the Iranian support in Iraq since Iran has strong influence there.