William Hague: We're not sending UK soldiers to Iraq

William Hague has told ITV News that under the current circumstances, the Government is "not planning, contemplating, or having meetings about Britain taking military action in Iraq."

He said that moves are being made to try to persuade Iraqi leaders to work together, provide aid and expertise, but "none of that means British soldiers going to Iraq".

Watch: 'Iraq faces a severe challenge to its existence as a state'

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Hague: No sharing counter-terrorist expertise with Iran

The UK Foreign Secretary William Hague told ITV News today there would be no on-the ground sharing of British counter-terrorist expertise with Iranian officials.