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Dec 11, 2017

Labour foreign affairs spokeswomen @EmilyThornberry asked @BorisJohnson if UK govt would support a plan whereby Iran, Hezbollah and Shia militias quit Syria, provided Assad stays in power, coalition forces depart & international community help with reconstruction.

Dec 11, 2017

Very powerful words by the foreign secretary @borisjohnson warning that history may judge Saudis of seeking victory in Yemen by starvation. Major change in tone.

Dec 10, 2017

The foreign secretary Boris Johnson has left Tehran with no news of an immediate breakthrough on Zaghari-Ratcliffe. To be expected and visit regarded as useful. Unclear as to whether her court hearing will proceed today.

Dec 10, 2017

How not to conduct a book tour, especially since the book so good and pertinent.  https://twitter.com/ian_black/status/939769038812655618 

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