An Iranian general said, suggesting Tehran is offering to take a larger role in battling Sunni militias threatening Baghdad, that Iran is ready to help Iraq fight an armed revolt using the same ... more 
An Iranian general said, suggesting Tehran is offering to take a larger role in battling Sunni militias threatening Baghdad, that Iran is ready to help Iraq fight an armed revolt using the same methods it deployed against opposition forces in Syria. Iranian leaders to date have said they would help defend Shi'ite Muslim shrines in neighboring Iraq if necessary, but have also said Iraqis are capable of doing that job themselves. Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, deputy joint chief of staff of the armed forces and a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) officer, told Iran's al Alam television that Iran's response to the militias would be "certain and serious". less 
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