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At 12:30pm, EST, President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House on the crisis in Iraq. The president’s remarks will follow a meeting with his national security team, in which he is expected to review American military options in the war-torn country.

Live video of President Obama’s speech will be available below:

Update: President Obama is now expected to take the podium at 1:15pm.

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