(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) British Foreign Minister William Hague discussed with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday, over the phone, ongoing developments in Iraq, as well as issues of joint interest.
Hague is to inform the British House of Commons about details of his talks with the Iranian foreign minister later on, and what has been agreed on developments of events in Iraq, British Premier spokesman stated to reporters.
The British government does not oppose formation of a regional power such as Iran to play a role in supporting the Iraqi government to face current challenges, the spokesman said, adding that facing security problems in northern Iraq remains a core duty of the Iraqi government.
The Iraqi issue has aspects that allow regional and international powers to participate in finding solutions for it, particularly what concerns Iraq's unity, discarding sectarianism, and encouraging cooperation among interior powers and leaderships, noted the British spokesman.
The British Premier's statements come hours after Hague's assertion that his country will not take part or intervene militarily in assisting the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki in facing Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant's (ISIL) forces.