LONDON: The UK Prime Minister has welcomed US President’s decision to authorise air strikes against the Islamic militants in Iraq.
The British Prime Minister David Cameron said the world must help religious minorities in Iraq who are under threat from the militants, “in their hour of desperate need”. He has asked officials to look at ways the UK can provide help. At the meantime, a Downing Street spokeswoman said the UK was “not planning a military intervention”. The Foreign Office has advised Britons not to travel to the Kurdistan region.
In a statement released today on 8th of August Friday morning, PM Cameron said: “I welcome president Obama’s decision to accept the Iraqi government’s request for help and to conduct targeted US air strikes, if necessary, to help Iraqi forces as they fight back against IIIS terrorists to free the civilians trapped on Mount Sinjar. And I fully agree with the President that we should stand up for the values we believe in – the right to freedom and dignity, whatever your religious beliefs.”
He went on to say, “I have tasked officials to urgently establish what more we can do to provide help to those affected, including those in grave need of food, water and shelter in the Sinjar area.”