Iraq PM vows to end insurgency by jihadists
14 June 2014 Last updated at 18:19 BST
Iraq's prime minister has warned jihadist insurgents who overran much of the northwest of the country this week of the "beginning of the end" of their campaign.
Nouri al-Maliki was addressing military commanders in Samarra, just north of Baghdad, where he said volunteers were gathering to launch a counter-offensive.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country is is ready to assist the Iraqi government in its battle against the extremist Sunni insurgents.
Janey Mitchell reports.