From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
US President Barack Obama is weighing up how to deal with a Sunni-led rebellion in Iraq.
The Obama administration is considering working with its longtime foe Iran, after fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized control of the country's north.
Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington: