URGENT ¥¥¥ Kerry warns Iraq PM on Iran-Syria overflights

US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Baghdad on Sunday that he told Iraqi premier Nuri al-Maliki that flights from Iran going through Iraqi airspace apparently carrying military equipment were helping sustain Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

"I made very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from Iran are in fact helping to sustain President Assad and his regime," Kerry said,a dding that he told Maliki that "anything that supports President Assad is problematic."