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Fallon: Vote on air strikes was so vital.

THE idea that standing up to terrorism by way of air strikes in Syria has made the UK less safe is "simply wrong", the Defence Secretary has said.

Michael Fallon said the vote in Parliament last week to extend RAF air strikes into that part of Islamic State (IS) territory was an "important moment" in the international campaign against the extremists. Speaking during a visit to the Pentagon he hailed Britain's relationship with the US, pledging to build on the strong partnership.

He said: "The United States remains our closest strategic partner and we will work together to promote global stability, to protect our shared interests and to deliver prosperity for our people."

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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 13, 2015
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