John Kerry Urges Iraq to Stop Iranian Arm Shipments to Syria

Says aid to Iraq could be put at risk if more is not done


BAGHDAD, March 25 (UPI) — Secretary of State John Kerry said he told Iraqi officials future U.S. aid could be at risk if Baghdad doesn't cut off Iranian arm shipments to Syria's regime.

Kerry told reporters at a news conference he informed Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in a meeting Sunday—which was not announced publicly before it was held—Iranian flights to Syria over Iraqi airspace were "problematic."