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Kerry urges new inclusive government in Iraq; rules out sending troops

AFP , Tuesday 12 Aug 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (Photo:AP)

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged Iraqi prime minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi to quickly form an inclusive government, while ruling out sending US combat troops to the country.

"We are urging him to form a new cabinet as swiftly as possible and the US stands ready to support a new and inclusive Iraqi government and particularly its fight against ISIL," he said.

"There will be no reintroduction of American combat forces into Iraq. This is a fight that Iraqis need to join on behalf of Iraq," he added.

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