President Barack Obama
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Obama: US ready for 'targeted action' against Iraq insurgents

President Barack Obama has said the United States is prepare to take targeted military action in Iraq if required.

Speaking in Washington, he said the US government would consult Congress and Iraqi leaders about any such action.

Mr Obama also stressed that US forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq.

  • 19 Jun 2014
Go to next video: 'Fear mounts' over Iraq divisions