David Cameron has "utterly" condemned the "barbaric attacks" committed by Islamist militants across Iraq.
The Prime Minister said he was "extremely concerned by the appalling situation in Iraq and the desperate situation facing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis."
“I am especially concerned for the minority Yazidi community now trapped on Mount Sinjar ... The world must help them in their hour of desperate need," Cameron said.
Cameron welcomed President Barack Obama's decision to assist the Iraqi government and conduct targeted air strikes, but stopped short of announcing any UK involvement.
"I fully agree with the President that we should stand up for the values we believe in - the right to freedom and dignity, whatever your religious beliefs,” he added.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.