Obama Declares US Will Not Send Troops to Iraq

By NBCNews.com

Published 06/13 2014 11:16AM

Updated 06/13 2014 11:17AM

he U.S. will not send troops to Iraq amid the deteriorating situation there, President Obama reiterated Friday, but America will "do our part" to help the troubled nation.

Obama spoke as radical Sunni fighters continued their rapid advance across Iraq, raising fears of a sectarian conflict.

The president's remarks came a day after he told reporters "I don't rule out anything" when it comes to a U.S. response to the violence in Iraq.

"This is an area we've been watching with a lot of concern, not just over the last days but the last several months," Obama said Thursday. "What we've seen indicates Iraq's going to need more help, from us and from the international community."

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