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Kerry travels to Iraq to back inclusive new government

Kerry travels to Iraq to back inclusive new government

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to show support for the country's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, and his new, more Sunni-friendly government. Kerry this week called the formation of the power-sharing government a "major milestone." Kerry will meet with Abadi and other leaders to discuss joint strategies for fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which fed on Sunni anger over the policies of former Shiite prime minister Nouri al-Maliki. Read more at The New York Times.