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September 19th, 2014
07:10 PM ET

British ambassador: We're not going to get involved in another Iraq War

(CNN) – Britain says it will not put combat troops on the ground in the fight against ISIS.

"We're clearly not going to get involved in another Iraq War," British Ambassador to U.S. Sir Peter Westmacott said. "The United States and the United Kingdom expended a lot of blood and treasure there."

Westmacott echoed statements made by former President Bill Clinton, placing the burden to defeat ISIS on Iraq.

"We can't win a land war in Iraq. We proved that. But they can. And we can help them win it," Clinton said on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

"We're trying to deal with the ISIS threat. I think there probably will be boots on the grounds. But the views we are all taking is we need to be there in support of the Iraqi Armed Forces assuming their own responsibility for security of their country," said Westmacott.

For more of our interview with British Ambassador to U.S. Sir Peter Westmacott, check out the video above.

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