U.S. President Barack Obama is attempting to open fresh channels of communication with Iran concerning the war with ISIS.
A Pentagon official says the channels have become “necessary” as Tehran and Washington are now operating in the same areas, CNN reports.
Although the specifics of these discussions have not been revealed, an unnamed source told CNN that airspace management needed to be addressed so U.S. and Iranian operations wouldn’t conflict. The Iraqi military is apparently acting as a conduit.
This revelation comes after reports Obama sent a secret letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Khamenei last month.