Iraq facing 'a new reality,' Kurdish leader tells Kerry

June 24, 2014 3:01 PM

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The president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region said Tuesday that “we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq” as he met with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Irbil for talks on ending Iraq’s sectarian political crisis.

The remarks by Kurdish President Massoud Barzani signaled deep concern in Iraq’s oil-rich northern region about the possibility of establishing a new, multi-sectarian government in Baghdad to help quell a fast-advancing insurgency by Sunni Muslim militants and opponents of Prime Minister Nouri Malik...

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