FT Thursday 4th of September 2014

Chris Holton

Cameron to hold talks with Obama on ISIS threat

It is looking increasingly likely that Britain will join the US in executing air strikes against ISIS. David Cameron and Barack Obama have planned talks at this week’s NATO summit over the issue of increased British involvement in the fight against the Islamic militants. This week a British jihadist was filmed beheading a second hostage in response to US air strikes. ISIS has threatened that the next hostage will be British. Public opinion in UK is still heavily against becoming embroiled in the conflict, although senior figures from all three of the main UK parties have made calls for limited air strikes. It is thought that public opinion against ISIS could increase exponentially in the event of a British hostage being executed. The NATO summit, held in Wales, will address both the threat of ISIS and increased Russian antagonism in Eastern…

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