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  8/15/2014, Av 19, 5774

EU Seeking Mid East 'Support Group' for Iraq


The European Union hopes to build a "support group" with Middle Eastern countries, including Iran, to help Iraq stave off the threat from the Islamic State, a senior EU official told Reuters on Thursday.

EU foreign ministers, who will hold emergency talks on the Iraq crisis in Brussels on Friday, will discuss how "with all the ... countries in the region we could form some sort of supporting group toward Iraq," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.