Foreign Secretary William Hague tweeted following his meeting with Kurdish Regional Government leaders in northern Iraq:
Talks with President Barzani on need for inclusive Gov in #Iraq with strong sense of partnership between Shia, Sunni and Kurds
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."