6.23.14: Sec. of State sets up meetings in Iraq today
(AP)–Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Iraq, a nation that saw the departure of American troops just 3 years ago and now faces threat of a civil war. Kerry’s scheduled to meet today with Iraq’s Shiite prime minister and top Sunni and Kurdish leaders. He wants to help foster a power-sharing agreement in Baghdad in hopes of diluting an insurgency fueled by widespread Sunni anger at the Shiite-led national government.
Iraqi officials have long listened to – but ultimately ignored – U.S. advice.