Kerry to hold Arab anti-IS talks Wednesday: Egypt official

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks to the media on the formation of the Iraqi government at the US Department of State in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2014US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Arab foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday as he bids for a broad coalition against the Islamic State, a senior Egyptian foreign ministry official said. The talks in the Saudi port city of Jeddah, which will continue into Thursday, will be attended by ministers from Egypt, Jordan and the six Gulf Arab states as well as Iraq, the official told AFP. Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil will also take part in the talks, a government official in Beirut told AFP. The Egyptian official said Cairo supports “all international efforts to fight terrorism” and would “support US efforts politically.”

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