The United States is working with international partners to bring Yazidi civilians stranded on Sinjar Mountain to safety, President Barack Obama says.
He said the country had stepped up its assistance to Kurds in northern Iraq who are currently battling Islamic State militants.
Mr Obama also said Iraq had taken a "promising step forward" by designating a new Prime Minister, whom he urged to form an inclusive government.
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.