Iraqi foreign minister calls for global support against Islamic State

by Reuters
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 07:44 GMT

BAGHDAD, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari urged the world on Wednesday to back his country against Islamic State militants after the al Qaeda offshoot released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a U.S. journalist kidnapped in Syria.

Zebari told Reuters that Islamic State was a threat to the world, not just to Iraq's minority ethnic groups whose members it has killed in its latest sweep through the north.

(Reporting by Michael Georgy, editing by John Stonestreet)

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