POLITICAL SOLUTION FIRST IN IRAQ, SAYS UK
UK's Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond says Qatar and the UK share the view that military intervention in Iraq will not resolve the crisis unless there is a political solution.
Hammond, who was on a day-long visit to Qatar, made the remarks after a meeting with Foreign Minister HE Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah. “We both agreed that a military intervention will not be a successful way to resolve this crisis unless first there is a political solution. There cannot be a purely military solution.”
During the meeting, the two politicians spoke about the situation in Iraq and felt that once there was an inclusive government, it would be able to emerge from the crisis.