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PM criticised for taking holiday during Iraq crisis

David Cameron commenced the second of his summer holidays today despite the UK's growing involvement in the developing crisis in Iraq.

"Wherever I am, wherever I am in the world I am always within a few feet of a BlackBerry and an ability to manage things should they need to be managed," he said yesterday.

Yesterday he ruled out Britain getting involved in another war in Iraq.

A former SAS soldier and Labour politicians were among those criticising the timing of Mr Cameron's second summer holiday.

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Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Jordan agree on 'defeating IS'

David Cameron has talked by telephone to the Emir of Qatar, the King of Saudi Arabia and the King of Jordan to discuss the Iraq and Gaza, Downing Street said. A spokesman said:

On Iraq, the Prime Minister thanked His Majesty for the significant donation made by Saudi Arabia to the UN appeal and both leaders agreed on the importance of the international community coming together to help Iraq tackle the threat posed by these Islamic terrorists who are perverting the Islamic faith as a way of justifying their barbaric ideology.

The Prime Minister and His Majesty agreed that the world must come together to defeat ISIL terrorists. On Gaza, they agreed on the need to maintain the current ceasefire.

– Spokesman, Downing Street

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