SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The USA and 10 of its allies on Friday agreed that the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL or Da’esh) group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military power
The new NATO coalition will be able to mount a sustained effort to push back the militants, Obama said. The US secretaries of State and Defense, meeting with their counterparts at the international gathering, insisted the Western nations build a plan by the time the U.N. General Assembly meets this month.
“I did not get any resistance or pushback to the basic notion that we have a critical role to play in rolling back this savage organization that is causing so much chaos in the region and is harming so many people and poses a long-term threat to the safety and security of NATO members,” Obama said at the summit conclusion. “So there’s great conviction that we have to act, as part of the international community, to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, and that was extremely encouraging.”
Secretary of State John Kerry heads to the region next week, and he expects to expand the coalition beyond Western nations. Said Obama: “I think it is absolutely critical that we have Arab states and specifically Sunni-majority states that are rejecting the kind of extremism that we’re seeing out of ISIL, that say that is not what Islam is about and are prepared to join us actively in the fight.”
Source: Mail online