Clinton: 'Not prepared' to back working with Iran

AP News
Posted: Jun 17, 2014 5:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is raising cautions about the United States working with Iran to combat fast-moving Islamic insurgents in Iraq.

The former secretary of state says she is "not prepared" to support the U.S. going in with Iran, quote, "until we have a better idea what we're getting ourselves into."

The U.S. and Iran have held an initial discussion about how the longtime foes might cooperate to address the threat from the al-Qaida-linked militants that have swept through Iraq.

The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said at a CNN town hall meeting that any alliance with third parties such as Iran needs to be "carefully thought through."

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Clinton also praised the capture of a Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya.