European Union holds an emergency meeting in Brussels over Iraq crisis.
EU foreign ministers are holding an emergency meeting in Brussels today to consider plans to arm Iraq’s Kurds against the extremist insurgents the IS Jihadist group. About 20 ministers will discuss EU-wide approval to ship arms to the Kurds and the Iraqi army.
Meanwhile, France and the US have already begun to supply weapons to the Kurds, whose Peshmerga fighters are fighting the IS militants to stop them from advancing.
This emergency EU meeting was called for by France, whose foreign minister Laurent Fabius criticised the EU for ignoring the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. “When there are people dying, you have to come back from your holidays” he told EU foreign policy chief.