US opposed to Iran`s presence at Iraq conference: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday his country was opposed to Iran`s participation at an international conference in Paris on Monday on Iraq, which is grappling with an offensive by Islamist militants.

AFP| Updated: Sep 13, 2014, 00:57 AM IST

Ankara: US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday his country was opposed to Iran`s participation at an international conference in Paris on Monday on Iraq, which is grappling with an offensive by Islamist militants.

"No one has called me and asked me with respect to the presence of Iran, but I think under the circumstances at this moment in time... it would not be appropriate given the many other issues... with respect to their engagement in Syria and elsewhere," Kerry told a press conference in Ankara.