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Former Iraqi Diplomat Weighs In On Crisis In Iraq07:55

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As the United States mulls possible intervention in Iraq, U.S. warships, helicopters, Marines and Army troops have moved into the region, awaiting a decision.

Meanwhile, Sunni extremists continue to post graphic images online of violence against Shiites in areas conquered by the group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

Feisal Istrabadi was deputy Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations from 2004 to 2007 and was a principal drafter of Iraq's interim constitution. He's now at Indiana University Law School, where he founded the Center for the Study of the Middle East.

Istrabadi discusses the situation in Iraq and how the U.S. should respond, with Here & Now's Robin Young.


  • Feisal Istrabadi, former deputy Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations. He's now a professor at Indiana University Law School.

This segment aired on June 17, 2014.

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