Rebel fighters gather in the town of Mleeha al-Atash after what they said was an attempt from Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces to take control of the town but failed to in Deraa province April 20, 2015. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Faqir)
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The U.S. State Department said on Monday it might talk with Iran about promoting regional stability, noting it had been open to including Iran in past efforts to achieve a Syrian peace deal if Tehran had altered its policy.Washington was put in an awkward position since it blames Tehran for much of the instability and because it does not wish to upset Gulf Arab allies who fear a nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran may pave the way to a wider U.S.-Iranian entente.Asked if the United States might discuss regional issues as it has in the past with Iran if Tehran pursued policies more in line with U.S. objectives, Harf replied: "Maybe".
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