Maliki tells Kerry Iraq crisis threat to region, world

617195beb0c22bc761cbf0eda805adad_LThe militant offensive in Iraq is a threat to the region and the world,
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday.

Al-Manar reported, citing a statement from his office, Maliki told Washington’s top diplomat in Baghdad, the crisis “represents a threat not only to Iraq but to regional and international peace”.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Monday in Baghdad and met the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to discuss the attacks which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has been launching since two weeks, overrunning swathes of areas, Northern and Western the country.
Kerry had visited Egypt and Jordan before he arrived in Iraq in the context of a Middle East trip to tackle the latest developments.

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