Iraq`s foreign minister on Monday voiced "regret" that Iran was not invited to an international conference in Paris to discuss the threat posed by Islamic State (IS) militants.
US President Barack Obama's plan for an international anti-jihadist coalition is a "strong message of support" for Baghdad and its fight against militants, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said on Saturday.
Iraq was the only country to abstain when the Arab League voted on Saturday to suspend Syria.
All US forces are scheduled to leave Iraq by the end of 2011, in line with a 2008 security deal.
Day in Pics: 22nd December
Showbiz World - December 22, 2014
Sunny Leone with Mastizaade