London Mayor Brandishes AK-47 On Iraq Frontline During Trade Talks – 23 January 2015

RT logoLondon Mayor Boris Johnson met British troops assisting Kurdistan against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) on Thursday during a surprise visit to crisis-ridden northern Iraq.

The Conservative mayor posed for photographs holding an AK-47 on the frontline, where British troops are helping Kurdish fighters battling Islamists.

He also met with UK officers who are training Peshmerga fighters, the improvised military of Iraqi Kurdistan.

The mayor’s visit was prompted by an increased threat level in London, following the Paris terror attacks.

Accompanied by the Sun newspaper’s political editor, he attended specially scheduled talks in Kurdistan’s capital, Erbil.

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