US Lays Diplomatic Groundwork for Action Against Islamic State

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The world is waiting for tonight’s speech by President Obama on his strategy for a new coalition against the extremist Islamic State. Much will depend on Iraq’s new government and in Baghdad today, Secretary of State John Kerry met with the Shiite prime minister, the Kurdish president and the Sunni speaker of Parliament. Ned Parker is Baghdad Bureau Chief for the Reuters News Service.

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Ned Parker - Reuters News Service - @nedmparker1

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Warren Olney

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