The declaration of caliphate by Isis - which is now calling itself Islamic State - is a message that Islamic state militants have become a threat to all countries, an Iraq military spokesman has said.
"This declaration is a message by Islamic State not only to Iraq or Syria but to the region and the world," Iraqi army spokesman Qassim Atta told Reuters. "The message is that Islamic State has become a threat to all countries."
"I believe all the countries, once they read the declaration will change their attitudes because it orders everybody to be loyal to it," he added.
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."