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Saturday, 14 June 2014 - 8:54
Iraq conflict: Obama to 'review options'
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US President Barack Obama has said he will take several days to decide what action to take over Iraq, but that no US troops will be deployed there.

He said that any US involvement "has to be joined by a serious and sincere effort by Iraq's leaders, to set aside sectarian differences.

In recent days Sunni insurgents have seized the cities of Mosul and Tikrit, and are moving closer to Baghdad.

Iraq's most senior Shia cleric has issued a call to arms to fellow Shias.
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