Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki said all Iraqi people are coming together to fight Sunni militants as he appealed for unity in an televised address to the nation.
Speaking from Baghdad, he said the Isis Islamist and Sunni fighters would be defeated by ordinary Iraqis volunteering to fight.
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."