Kerry, Hagel urge coalition against Islamic State

US Secretary of State John Kerry (WPA Pool, Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry (WPA Pool, Getty Images)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 9/05 9:08 am

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — America's top diplomatic and defense leaders are pressing a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the willpower to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq militarily and financially.

They are calling for solid plans by the time the United Nations General Assembly meets in two weeks.

Secretary of State John Kerry tells foreign and defense ministers from the United Kingdom, France, Australia and other nations that they need a clear strategy and plan for what each will contribute. He says he knows many won't want to do military strikes, but can provide intelligence, equipment or weapons.

He and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke Friday during a meeting of nearly two dozen leaders. Kerry says NATO allies have technology and know-how, but need willpower to stick with the fight.


©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of FOX23 News.

No comments yet!
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.