Islamic State

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on ways to tackle Islamic State in Syria.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend Mr Hammond, has regular discussions with his international counterparts, including the US, on tackling the extremist threat in Syria. We agree that the war in Syria, and the threat posted by ISIL, can only ultimately be ended through a political agreement and a new transitional Government.

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