Iraqis queue for miles for petrol in Irbil
26 June 2014 Last updated at 21:58 BST
The US secretary of state is in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil holding talks with Kurdish leaders, as Sunni rebels continue their offensive.
John Kerry's central aim is to assist the formation of a new, more inclusive Iraqi unity government.
Meanwhile the rebels say they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery north of Baghdad, as people in Irbil face queues miles long to buy fuel.