Obama calls on allies to defeat Islamic State

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (L), Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (C) and US President Barack Obama (R) watch a flypast on the second day of the NATO 2014 Summit in Newport, South Wales, on September 5, 2014US President Barack Obama outlined plans for a broad international coalition to defeat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, but they received a cautious response from European allies. Speaking at a NATO summit, Obama said the United States would also try to involve Middle Eastern allies in a strategy to counter the jihadists, who have overrun large swathes of territory. “It’s not going to happen overnight but we are steadily moving in the right direction and we’re going to achieve our goal,” Obama said.

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