Today in “stuff that will never happen,” Iran makes a generous offer

Iran is ready to help out with Iraq’s whole Islamic State problem, if the rest of the world makes it worth their while:

Iran is ready to join international action against jihadists in Iraq provided the West lifts crippling sanctions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday.

His comments followed a call by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Wednesday for all countries in the region, including Iran, to join the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters who have seized swath of Iraq as well as neighboring Syria.

“If we agree to do something in Iraq, the other side of the negotiations should do something in return,” the official IRNA news agency quoted Zarif as saying.

“All the sanctions that are related to Iran’s nuclear program should be lifted,” he said.

You have to give Zarif points for trying, but nobody is going to reward Tehran for fighting a group they’re already fighting.

UPDATE: Uh, never mind.

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