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VOA EXCLUSIVE: Iraq President Vows to Fight IS 'Until They Are Killed or We Die'

VOA reporter Ali Javanmardi sat down this week to speak with Iraqi President Fuad Masum in Baghdad. A veteran Iraqi Kurdish politician, Masum was elected by Iraqi lawmakers in 2014, in a nation where a majority Shi’ite government is fighting the majority Sunni extremist group, Islamic State. In this wide-ranging interview, Masum talks about the state of the Iraqi army; the war against Islamic State extremists, known locally as “Daesh;” sectarian divisions in the country; and the role of...

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