Barack Obama: US will help but Iraq must mend divisions

Written by PTI | Washington | Updated: Jun 14 2014, 03:32am hrs
Barack ObamaBarack Obama said today that he is examining options short of sending ground troops to help Iraq counter a Sunni extremist offensive. AP
US President Barack Obama said today that he is examining options short of sending ground troops to help Iraq counter a Sunni extremist offensive, but warned the country must heal its own divisions.

"We will not be sending US troops back into combat in Iraq, but I have asked my national security team to prepare a range of other options that could help support Iraqi security forces," Obama said.