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Studio interview: Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

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08-08-2014 12:48 BJT

US President Barack Obama has said in a televised late-night statement from the White House that the US will launch targeted airstrikes on Islamist insurgents in Iraq if needed, to protect US interests, as the Islamic State group is advancing across Iraq.

Now we are joined on the line with Mr. Li Guofu, Director of the center for Middle East Studies at the China Institute of International Studies.

Q: What are the reasons behind Obama’s authorization of airstrikes at this time?

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