Former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind has said Iran were "very helpful" in getting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to stand down.
Speaking to ITV news, he said: "We are going through a phase when Iran's interest is coinciding with the interests of the rest of the international community.
"It is unusual, but very helpful in getting this particular mess sorted out."
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