An Iraqi Shiite Turkmen fighter stands guard at a checkpoint at Tuz Khurmato in Salahuddin Province. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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Iran is ready to help Iraq fight an armed revolt using the same methods it deployed against opposition forces in Syria, an Iranian general said, suggesting Tehran is offering to take a larger role in battling Sunni militias threatening Baghdad.Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei on June 22 also said he rejected intervention in Iraq by Washington or any other outside power against Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militia.Brig. Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, deputy joint chief of staff of the armed forces and a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps officer, told Iran's Al-Alam television that Iran's response to the militias would be "certain and serious".Jazayeri's remarks late Saturday did not provide details on the assistance Iran could give Baghdad, beyond saying Iran could help with what he called popular defense and intelligence.
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