Corbyn: “Every war ends with a political agreement. Why not start with a political agreement and cut out the middle part?”

jeremy corbynRori Donaghy writes that when asked if there was ever a situation in which he would support military action, the 66-year-old (Jeremy Corbyn) argued that there are situations where an international peace-keeping force could be useful.

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“There is a role for peacekeeping forces under UN command,” he said. “They have to be properly managed and led. They have to have very clear terms of reference for what they are going to do.

“It’s got to be on the basis that there’s a wish to have a ceasefire in the first place. You cannot go in and bomb your way to peace – you go in on the basis of political negotiations.

“Every war ends with a political agreement. Why not start with a political agreement and cut out the middle part?”

See ‘UK would be safer if it stopped following US foreign policy . . . ‘: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/jeremy-corbyn-1991831019#sthash.ZEFI1r4L.dpuf

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