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Friday, 13 June 2014 - 9:39
UN Security Council begins Iraq crisis talks
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The UN Security Council demanded urgent inclusive dialogue in Iraq and condemned "terrorist" activities, but stopped short of mulling action against militants advancing on Baghdad.

The Council met for two hours behind closed doors as Kurds captured the contested oil city of Kirkuk and the United States contemplated air strikes to bolster Iraq's collapsing army.

The 15 members expressed unanimous support for the government and people of Iraq in their fight against terrorism and called for broad-based dialogue, said rotating president Russia.
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