Qatar assures U.S. it is committed to fighting Islamic State

February 24, 2015 9:41 PM

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Qatar assures U.S. it is committed to fighting Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Qatar is committed to defeating the Islamic State, its emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, assured U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday in his first official visit to the White House.

Obama said the emir committed to fighting Islamic extremists and supporting the moderate opposition in Syria.

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