Kerry tells Iraqi PM that Iranian overflights 'problematic'

US Secretary of State John Kerry said he had told Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that Iranian flights carrying arms to Syria through Iraqi airpsace were "problematic".

The pair met in Baghdad during an unannounced visit by Mr Kerry to Iraq.

"Anything that supports President Assad is problematic," Kerry told reporters.

"I made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from Iran ... are in fact helping to sustain President Assad and his regime."