President Obama has said his team is "looking at all options" to tackle the insurgency in Iraq.
Addressing reporters in the White House, the US President added that there would be "short term, immediate things that need to be done militarily" to combat Islamist group ISIS.
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."