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White House says raised concerns with Iraq about report of arms deal with Iran

Norwegian chess world champion Magnus Carlsen reacts while attending the Norwegian Sports Gala in Oslo January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Audun Braast
Norwegian chess world champion Magnus Carlsen reacts while attending the Norwegian Sports Gala in Oslo January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Audun Braast

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government raised concerns about a reported arms deal between Iraq and Iran "at the highest levels" with Iraq's government, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Tuesday.

Carney said that the Iraq government has denied in a press release that any contracts were signed, and noted that the U.S. government will follow up with Iraq on the issue.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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