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PM: 'I won't rule anything out' on action against IS

4 September 2014 Last updated at 09:39 BST

The Prime Minister said he "won't rule anything out" on military action against Islamic State, which is holding a Briton hostage.

Speaking on the Today programme, David Cameron said that "the most important thing to consider is that we mustn't see this as something where you have a Western intervention over the heads of neighbouring states and leaving others to pick up the pieces."

He added that there was "no simple, straight-forward military led answer" but a "tough, long-term, intelligent approach" rather than a single intervention was required.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 4 September

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