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Interview: Andrew Mitchell—How to bind Syria together

The next step is for the international community to “hold Russian, Iranian and Turkish feet to the fire”

By Liam Kelly  

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Andrew Mitchell sits down at his desk in front of a poster which reads: “Join the anti-poverty movement: Educate girls.” On the opposite wall sits a giant framed map of Africa.

We meet in his parliamentary office, overlooking a sun-drenched Palace of Westminster, the day after the American missile strike on an airbase controlled by Bashar al-Assad’s regime, in retaliation for its use of chemical weapons on civilians in the rebel-held Idlib province.

The Syrian crisis has long been an issue close to the former…

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