Secretary of State John Kerry in Iraq to talk about crisis

Jun 23, 2014 8:13 AM by Cheryl Wengren

BAGHDAD (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is urging Iraq's Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country.

Kerry flew into Baghdad today to meet with Iraq's leaders, including Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (NOO'-ree ahl-MAHL'-ih-kee).

The talks are not expected to be friendly. U.S. officials have suggested that al-Maliki step down, which he's shown no sign of doing.


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