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Obama: NATO agrees on action against Islamic State

NEWPORT, WALES - SEPTEMBER 05:  US President Barack Obama talks to reporters at the end of the NATO Summit on September 5, 2014 in Newport, Wales. Leaders and senior ministers from around 60 countries are meeting on the final day of the two day summit with Afghanistan and Ukraine at the top of the agenda.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) (Peter Macdiarmid, 2014 Getty Images)
NATO Summit Wales 2014 - Final Day (Peter Macdiarmid, 2014 Getty Images)
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Updated: 9/05 9:32 am

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — President Barack Obama says NATO members unanimously agree on the need for immediate action against Islamic State militants because they pose a threat to members of the alliance.

Obama says the members agree that the Islamic State is a "savage organization" that must ultimately be destroyed.

Obama spoke Friday just before departing from a two-day NATO summit in Wales. The president has been pressing his counterparts there to join a coalition of nations that could go after the Islamic State group using military power, diplomatic pressure and economic penalties.

He says the international coalition needs to go beyond Western countries and include Sunni majority states to reject the kind of nihilism that the Islamic State projects.

 

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