Kerry in Iraq to build support for fighting Islamic State

September 10, 2014 8:40 AM

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Kerry in Iraq to build support for fighting Islamic State

Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Baghdad Wednesday where he is meeting with Iraq's new Shiite prime minister to press him to quickly deliver more power to wary Sunnis. He will also try to build further regional support for taking action against the Islamic State militant group.

Kerry is in the Iraqi capital just two days after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formed a new cabinet, which is seen as a crucial step toward restoring stability in a nation where security has spiraled out of control since the beginning of the year.

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