Obama urges Mideast partners to join fight against Islamic State

September 5, 2014 5:41 PM

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The United States and its allies are dedicated to “degrading and destroying” Islamic State militants but need partners in the Middle East to join in the fight, President Obama said Friday at a news conference as the NATO summit wrapped up in Wales.

“Our goal is to act with urgency but also make sure we’re doing it right, that we have the right targets, that there’s support on the ground ... that we have a strong political coalition,” Obama said.

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