Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum today, Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Fally bragged of the massive amounts of aid being offered by Iran to fight in the war against ISIS, saying they given them an “open check” and “offered us literally anything we wanted, troops and everything else.”
Fally’s comments were book-ended with complaints about the relative limits placed on aid from the US for the war, noting that Iran seems to be taking the war much more seriously and views the outcome of the ISIS war as vitally important to their national security.
Fally went on to dismiss US “concerns” about Iran’s influence in the country, saying that was America’s problem, not Iraq’s, and saying the country has to take help from every country willing to offer it aid in the ongoing conflict.
“We have no psychological obstacle to the support of any country in our fight, including Iran,” Fally noted, saying Iran was willing to allow Iraq to call the shots on an “Iraqi-driven project” to defeat ISIS.
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