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Kerry calls for inclusive government in Iraq

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 00:43

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calls for an inclusive government in Iraq saying Iraqis have an ''opportunity to choose leadership that represents all of Iraq.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday (June 22) the United States wants the Iraqi people to find an inclusive leadership to contain a sweeping Islamist insurgency but that Washington would not pick or choose who rules in Baghdad. Kerry was speaking in Cairo at the start of a Middle East tour during which he is expected to visit Iraq, where Sunni militants have seized swathes of territory and large amounts of weaponry from Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's troops. "We will help Iraqi's to complete this transition if they choose it. If they want, the have an opportunity to choose leadership that will represent all of Iraq, a unity government that brings people together and focus on ISIL. And I am convinced they will choose it," Kerry said.

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Kerry calls for inclusive government in Iraq

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 00:43