Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has called for his country's tribes to renounce Sunni militant fighters who have succeeded in capturing large parts of the north of the country over the past two weeks. In a televised speech, he said:
I call upon the tribes to renounce those who are killers and criminals who represent foreign agendas.
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."