Statement on Daesh in Syria and Iraq: 16 December 2015

16 December 2015

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 December 2015 on Daesh in Syria and Iraq.

Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Diana Johnson, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

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