Kerry tells Iraq’s Maliki Iranian overflights to Syria “problematic”

BAGHDAD, March 24 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he had told Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that Iranian flights carrying arms to Syria through Iraqi airpsace were “problematic”, during an unannounced visit to Iraq on Sunday.

“Anything that supports President Assad is problematic,” Kerry told reporters. “I made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from Iran … are in fact helping to sustain President Assad and his regime.”

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