Pressure is intensifying on the Iraqi government to find a political solution to the threat of Isis extremists.
The country's most influential Shia cleric has called for a prime minister to be chosen within three days.
ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports.
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."