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Obama on Iraq security: 'We can't do it for them'

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says Iraq’s government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else

“We can’t do it for them,” he said.

Obama said the U.S. won’t send troops back into Iraq. But he said he’s asked his national security team to prepare a range of other options. He said he’ll review those options in the coming days.

Obama said the risk posed by terrorists in Iraq could eventually pose a threat to U.S. interests, too.

A fast-moving insurgency in Iraq has taken over key cities, raising fears Iraq is slipping back into sectarian chaos following the U.S. withdrawal in 2011.

Obama spoke just before departing the White House en route to North Dakota.

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