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British troops in Congo ‘possible’

Posted By admin On November 3, 2008 @ 5:16 am In World News | Comments Disabled

ITN [1]
Monday, Nov 3, 2008

David Miliband has refused to rule out sending British troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The prospect of a humanitarian disaster in the war-torn central African country has led to speculation that already-stretched UK forces could become caught up in another overseas entanglement.

Asked if he was planning to send British troops to Congo, the Foreign Secretary said: “We have not ruled anything out. It is possible.

He added: “It is right to see this through the UN perspective.”

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The head of the 17,000-strong UN peacekeeping force – the organisation’s biggest-ever mission – has arrived in Congo to assess the security situation.

Mr Miliband has left the country after a two-day visit and will join fellow European foreign ministers for talks in Marseilles amid calls from Oxfam for them to send EU forces to the area.

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