(AFP)- Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi on Sunday called for a comprehensive military and political confrontation with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants and other jihadists.
“What is needed is a clear decision for a comprehensive confrontation, militarily and politically,” Arabi said at a meeting of Arab foreign ministers, a day after he and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed taking action against the militant group that controls swathes of Iraq and Syria.
An Arab League diplomat told reporters that the ministers were considering adopting a resolution on combating ISIS and “coordinating with the United States to confront this terrorist organization”.
Iraq earlier welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan for an international coalition against the militants as a “strong message of support,” after repeatedly calling for aid against ISIS.
Obama outlined the plan at a NATO summit Friday for a broad coalition to defeat ISIS, which led an offensive that overran parts of Iraq in June and also holds significant territory in neighboring Syria.
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