Iraq approves new government

Iraq approves new government
Iraq approves new government

Iraq approves new government

Iraq’s parliament has put in place a new government led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. John Kerry has backed the unity government, which he called “inclusive.” However, two important positions, minsters of defense and interior, remain open. President Obama is expected to address the nation tonight to announce new measure to counter the Islamic State. We’ll discuss how this new government could impact the region with Middle East scholar Joseph A. Kéchichian. (photo: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.(AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)