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Iraq John Kerry

Meets Kurdish leaders

Jun 2014

Kerry returns to Iraq for the second day in a row in an effort to convince political leaders there to overhaul the government.  He is insisting that a change in the Shiite-led government is the best way to prevent a civil war in that country. Kerry believes that support from Kurdish regional president,  Massoud Barzani, will force Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki al-Maliki to cede more power to Iraq’s Sunni and Kurdish minorities and soothe anger directed at Baghdad that has fueled the insurgent Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.