Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond compares Kurdistan fighting for survival against ISIS ... to SCOTLAND

‘Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond today compared Iraq’s war-ravaged Kurdish breakaway region fighting ISIS – to Scotland.

Mr Hammond, speaking in Baghdad after meeting the country’s new Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, said he hoped Scotland’s decision to reject independence would inspire Iraq to stay united.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Mr Hammond said: ‘I hope that the experience of Scotland will be a useful model for Iraq.”

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