World leaders are back around the table this morning for day two of the NATO Summit in Wales, and once again the most pressing topics will be how to deal with the conflict in Ukraine, and the threat of the Islamic State. Joining Sean on the line was Con Coughlin, Defence Editor with the Daily Telegraph.
President Barack Obama and European leaders are in Wales this morning for a meeting of NATO members attempting to get to grips with the crisis in Ukraine and the military options for tackling Islamic State (ISIS) in Northern Iraq.
The purported killing of a second American journalist has shocked the world. A video released by the Islamic Jihadi group Isis, shows Steven Sotloff in an orange jumpsuit alongside the masked man who speaks with the British accent. This is two weeks after the beheading of James Foley. Irish Times foreign affairs correspondent, Mary Fitzgerald knew both James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
Both the UN and Amnesty International have expressed concern at the scale of atrocities in northern Iraq and the bloody trail of death left by Islamic State fighters. A UN spokesman said "Christians and others have been driven from their homes with the threat of 'convert or die.' The Yazidis have been buried alive, beheaded or killed in mass executions." Meanwhile in a new report Amnesty International, says Islamic State fighters are carrying out a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing, carrying out war crimes against ethnic and religious minorities. Joining us now from London Middle East specialist Hazir Tamourian.