Kerry rallies Gulf Arabs behind renewed anti-IS push

US Secretary of State John Kerry (centre) arrives in Abu Dhabi, on November 23, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry travelled to the Gulf on Monday to stress the urgent need to unite a region riven by conflict against the threat from the jihadist Islamic State group. Kerry believes his ambitious plan to bring Syria’s other warring parties to the negotiating table is the key to isolating and ultimately defeating the extremists. “We’re working very hard to accelerate the efforts out of Vienna, to give that diplomatic process life,” he said.

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