9 Jan 2020

Government needs to focus on elimination ISIS from Middle East - National Party

From Five O'clock Report, 5:20 pm on 9 January 2020

National says the government needs to focus its efforts on eliminating ISIS from the Middle East. Due to conflict this week between Iran and the US, the Defence Force has halted training activites of its personnel based in Iraq's Camp Taji. National's Defence spokesperson Mark Mitchell says he's happy US President Donald Trump has reported a stay in conflict. He told Mackenzie Smith New Zealand shouldn't be distracted from its purpose in the region.