Iraq's top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called on political blocs to agree on a prime minister before Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
Iraq's parliament is set to meet on Tuesday to elect 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."