The Independent quotes senior diplomatic sources as saying that Iran is likely to emerge as a member of a coalition fighting the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL) in the aftermath of the Paris massacre.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has telephoned his French counterpart to stress the “crucial importance to fighting against terrorism and Daesh [Isis] with all our might”, as he expressed his condolences over the deaths.
Relations between Paris and Tehran had been fraught in the past but Mr Rouhani chose France, along with Italy, as his destinations for the planned first visit by an Iranian president to the European Union in a decade.
The trip, which was expected to yield major business deals between the two countries, was cancelled because of the attacks. But a French official said it will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
(Source: The Independent)