The US fully supports President Fouad Massoum as guarantor of the Iraqi constitution, a state department spokesperson has said.
According to Reuters, the state department said in a statement that it rejected any coercion or manipulation of the Iraqi constitution after Prime Minister Nour Al-Maliki accused him of violating it.
It added that the US was closely monitoring the situation in Iraq, and is in touch with the country's leaders, amid violence in the region.
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.