New Zealand prime minister John Key in BBC interview
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New Zealand PM: 'We must help fight against Islamic State'

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, says his country is looking at ways to contribute to the international fight against the so-called Islamic State.

On a visit to the UK, Mr Key said New Zealand was likely to send troops to Iraq to train forces there, alongside Australia.

Speaking to the BBC's Lucy Hockings, he said it was clear that, with IS, the world was facing a "very different terrorist group" and that it was not fair for other countries, including the US and the UK, to do all the "heavy lifting".

  • 20 Jan 2015
  • From the section Asia
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