Skip to comments.No UK military intervention in Iraq conflict says Hague
Posted on 06/16/2014 3:05:39 AM PDT by PoloSec
The UK will not intervene militarily to help Iraq fight Islamist insurgents, William Hague has insisted.
Asked whether the UK could participate in air strikes, the foreign secretary told the BBC that he "could not be clearer" that this would not happen.
It was up to the Iraqi authorities to stabilise the situation and then try to reconcile different factions.
The US was "more likely to have the assets and capability than the UK" to get involved, he added. -SNIP- The BBC News Channel's chief political correspondent Norman Smith said this was "pretty categorical" and Mr Hague had "closed the door" to any UK involvement in military action. -SNIP- Mr Hague rejected suggestions that the turmoil in Iraq was a direct legacy of the US-UK led invasion of the country to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003.
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Oh, and here are the CD's of Obama's speeches back - they don't work here but we weren't going to listen to them anyway.
When pressed for further assistance, William Hague responded, "Tell him to get his damn feet off the Resolute desk!