June 24th, 2014

Kerry: There is a new reality for Iraq

CNN Breaking News Alert: Secretary of State John Kerry says while he is “not taking anything I hear to the bank,” he has received indications from Iraq’s leaders that “there is a capacity to have a new government that could be a unity government that could reflect a greater capacity for success.”

Kerry sat down for an interview Tuesday with CNN’s Jim Sciutto in Irbil, Iraq, shortly after meeting with Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani. Barzani said there was a “new reality” in Iraq as he met with Kerry. A day earlier Barzani told CNN, “Iraq is obviously falling apart.”

Kerry told Sciutto that Barzani “made it clear that he wants to participate in the process, that he wants to help choose the next government.”

CNN’s interview with Kerry is airing on CNN’s “New Day” and throughout the day on CNN.

Full Story: http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/24/world/meast/iraq-crisis-kerry-interview