|U.S. official says Iran has no military presence in Iraq||
TEHRAN – Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told a press conference on Tuesday that there are no indications that Iran has regular military forces on the ground inside Iraq.
Iraq has the right to reach out to its neighbors for support, Kirby said, but the United States is not going to coordinate its military activities with Tehran.
Iranian officials have time and again ruled out rumors that Iran has sent military forces or arms to Iraq, emphasizing that Tehran is simply providing military consultations to Baghdad.
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