White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said: "It (the government formation process) is not moving as expeditiously as we would like it to, there is no doubt about that. Time is of the essence right now because there is a serious threat to the security situation there that is posed by The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant."
Responding to questions about sending troops, Earnest said any decision that US President makes about military actions in Iraq will be focused on its core national security interests. US said that it was important for the Iraqi government to united in such times.
Meanwhile 46 Indian nurses who were stranded in Iraq returned home today after a special AI flight was sent up for them.
With PTI inputs