US assistance to Iraq will only work if Iraqi leaders overcame deep divisions, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.
Kerry spoke with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari yesterday.
The State Department said in a statement:
"He emphasised to the Foreign Minister that assistance from the US would only be successful if Iraqi leaders were willing to put aside differences and implement a coordinated and effective approach to forge the national unity necessary to move the country forward and confront the threat of ISIL."
Kerry also urged Iraq to quickly ratify the results of recent elections and to form a new government.
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."