Foreign Secretary William Hague has told ITV News the people of Iraq's second city of Mosul must be protected.
ITV News' News Editor Jonathan Wald reports:
UK Foreign Secretary #Hague tells ITV News the civilian population of Mosul must be protected,Iraqi leaders must form new government quickly
The Foreign Secretary has been clear on the threat of Isis, but he has ruled out the prospect of any UK military involvement in the crisis.
Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is a natural diplomat. Polite, immaculately dressed, and blessed with a great memory.
Isis has paraded military equipment in Mosul it captured from when the Iraqi army fled in what some see as a "nightmare scenario."