Obama says Iraq should solve its own problem

  • President Obama mentioned that Iraqis need to solve their issues on their own and the US will not send ground troops to the country. The New York Times reports that the decision regarding airstrikes will be confirmed in the coming days. 

    "This poses a danger to Iraq and its people and, given the nature of these terrorists, it could pose a danger eventually to American interests as well," Obama said, adding that efforts should be made to bring Shiites and Sunnis together since things won't work until it happens. 

    "Given the gravity of the situation, I would anticipate timely decisions from the president," John Kerry said to the media. 

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