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'Until They Are Killed or We Die' -- President of Iraq Talks with VOA

Iraqi President Fuad Masum
Iraqi President Fuad Masum

What is the security situation in Iraq? Why have Sunnis joined Islamic State forces? What role does Iran have in the fight against the Islamic State? What is the role of the United States? Should Iraq negotiate with the Islamic State?

Iraq’s president, Fuad Masum, answered these and other questions in an interview with VOA reporter Ali Javanmardi in Baghdad this week, after the fall of Ramadi to Islamic State forces. Excerpts can be found here.