Baroness Catherine Ashton says she is "pleased" to see the ascension of Haider al-Abadi to Prime Minister in Iraq.
The EU foreign policy chief said the ongoing fighting in the country will be top of the agenda during today's meeting of Foreign Ministers in Brussels.
"We do hope that we will see greater political stability now in Iraq as they face the challenges from Isis [which is] sweeping across parts of northern and western Iraq," she said.
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.