Militant group ISIS have taken control of the northern Iraqi town of Mosul, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.
With seemingly little resistance from the Iraqi army, the militants are now heading south and have reached the city of Tikrit, just 100 miles from Baghdad.
ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray** reports on the latest developments.
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."