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PM statement on Japanese hostages

Prime Minister David Cameron has made a statement on the Japanese hostages.

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The Prime Minister Said:

The reported brutal murder of Haruna Yukawa and the further threats made by ISIL are yet another reminder of the murderous barbarity of these terrorists.

My thoughts and prayers are with Mr Yukawa’s family.

Britain stands in solidarity with the Japanese people at this difficult time and we will continue to offer the Japanese government all possible assistance.

Japan is right to refuse to bow to terrorism. Britain strongly supports the firm stance Prime Minister Abe and his government have taken and we will continue to work with Japan and other partners around the world to promote peace and to build a safer, more secure future for our citizens.

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Published 24 January 2015