Kerry ‘Warns’ Syria Over Airstrikes on ISIS-Controlled Iraq

Cautions Killings Could 'Act as a Flash Point' for Conflict

Secretary of State John Kerry responded to news of Syrian airstrikes against ISIS-controlled towns inside Iraq’s Anbar Province today, warning Syria that the strikes “might exacerbate the sectarian divisions.”

Kerry went on to caution that Syrian military involvement against ISIS “could act as a flash point with respect to the sectarian divide,” while other officials expressed concern about Iran sending surveillance drones to aid Iraq.

Though the Obama Administration had made clear their own intention to intervene militarily on the exact same side and for the exact same reasons, officials have been extremely negative about Syria and Iran doing so.

When pressed on the matter, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf insisted the US blames Syria and Iran for the entire ISIS problem, saying one of the main reasons ISIS is so strong is because of the civil war in Syria.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of