Report: Islamic State Eyeing War With Iran Over Nuclear Secrets

Senior commander proposes war with Islamic Republic, alliance with Russia in alleged policy paper found by Iraqi forces, reports the Sunday Times.

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An Islamic State commander has recommended going to war with Iran in order to obtain its nuclear secrets, London's Sunday Times reported Sunday.

According to the Times, Iraqi forces discovered a document, typed on perforated sheets, which analysts believe was written by Abdullah Ahmed al-Meshedani, one of the six members of the Islamic State's secretive cabinet. The Times reported that Western officials are examining the document to verify its authenticity.

The so-called policy documents by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, proposes to offer Russia access to an Iraqi oil field under its control in exchange for access to Iran's nuclear secrets, according to Israeli media.

Iraqi special forces reportedly seized the documents in March during an anti-Islamic State operation.

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