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Krauthammer’s Take: John Kerry’s Proposal to Work with Iran Is ‘Preposterous’

The U.S. cannot partner with Iran to fight Islamist insurgents in Iraq, because Iran has supported whatever it takes to gain influence in Iran, Charles Krauthammer contended.

Secretary of State John Kerry’s said today that the U.S. “will work with Iranians so long as they respect the integrity and sovereignty of Iraq.” Krauthammer called this idea ”preposterous.” Iran will not respect the integrity and sovereignty of Iraq and Kerry’s military plan is “the worst thing we could possibly do,” he said on Special Report.

The U.S. should send some assistance to Iraq, Krauthammer said, especially because it has a chance to sideline Iran while that country’s parliament remains split afte recent elections.

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