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Western Diplomats Focus on Iraq, Urge Unity

Top Western diplomats are focusing on the crisis in Iraq and pressing their calls for the country to unite in the face of a surge by Sunni Islamist militants. British Foreign Secretary William Hague flew Thursday to Baghdad where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and planned to hold talks with Massoud Barzani, the president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. Hague said Iraq is "facing an existential threat," and that political unity is the most important...

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