Iraq: Kerry says U.S. open to talks with Iran; UN moves 60 of its staff

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In Iraq, militants have shot down an army helicopter, according to security officials. It happened during fighting near Fallujah, a city under the control of Sunni militants. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has captured the northern town of Tal Afar, near the Syrian border.

The UN has relocated nearly 60 international staff in Baghdad as violence intensifies in Iraq. CCTV’s Liling Tan reports from the UN headquarters in New York.

Iraq crisis: UN relocates Baghdad staff

Iraq crisis: UN relocates Baghdad staff

In Iraq, militants have shot down an army helicopter, according to security officials. It happened during fighting near Fallujah, a city under the control of Sunni militants. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has captured the northern town of Tal Afar, near the Syrian border. Meanwhile, the UN has relocated nearly 60 international staff in Baghdad as violence intensifies in Iraq. CCTV's Liling Tang reports from the UN headquarters in New York.
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To discuss the latest developments in Iraq, CCTV’s Mike Walter is joined by Andrew Borene, an advisor with the Defense Council at the Truman National Security Project.

Andrew Borene on the Iraq crisis

Andrew Borene on the Iraq crisis

To discuss the latest developments in Iraq, CCTV's Mike Walter is joined by Andrew Borene, an advisor with the Defense Council at the Truman National Security Project.
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Meanwhile, the U.S. is still weighing its options on whether to intervene in Iraq. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has stated that Washington is open to talks with Iran to support the Iraqi government. The White House also announced that 275 U.S. troops will be deployed to provide support and security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. CCTV’s Nathan King reports.

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Kerry: U.S. open to talks with Iran over Iraq crisis

Kerry: U.S. open to talks with Iran over Iraq crisis

Meanwhile, the U.S. is still weighing its options on whether to intervene in Iraq. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has stated that Washington is open to talks with Iran to support the Iraqi government. The White House also announced that 275 U.S. troops will be deployed to provide support and security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. CCTV's Nathan King reports.
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Hundreds of volunteers are signing up with the Iraqi army to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). CCTV’s Frances Kuo reports.

Iraq crisis: Volunteers join Iraqi army

Iraq crisis: Volunteers join Iraqi army

In Iraq, militants have shot down an army helicopter, according to security officials. It happened during fighting near Fallujah, a city under the control of Sunni militants. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has captured the northern town of Tal Afar, near the Syrian border. CCTV's Frances Kuo reports.
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