Kerry visits Baghdad as Iraq reels from insurgent onslaught, political turmoil

  • by: LARA JAKES , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 23, 2014 - 8:47 AM

BAGHDAD — Confronting the threat of civil war in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.

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