The Syrian government must be involved in coordinating any air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria, a government minister said.
Foreign minister Walid al-Moualem said his country was ready to cooperate with international and regional efforts to fight Islamic State (IS), but insisted intelligence must be shared with Syria.
Asked if Syria was ready to cooperate with the United States and Britain, he said: "They are welcome."
The United States has suggested it is considering targeting IS fighters based in Syria.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.