Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting allies across the Middle East to unify an international coalition aimed at defeating and destroying the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
“The president’s strategy will succeed because doing it with allies and partners isn’t just smart, it’s strong.”
Speaking of his meetings in the Middle East and Europe, Secretary Kerry says that — “We do so knowing both that American leadership is indispensable and that we cannot destroy this group on our own. Defeating this common enemy calls for a common cause, and we’re taking it on to succeed together.”
Kerry said “We are uniting the world against a unified threat,” and President Obama’s strategy “will succeed because doing it with allies and partners isn’t just smart, it’s strong.”
After President Obama’s address Wednesday night announcing new plans for striking at the extremist Islamic State, Secretary Kerry is meeting with Saudi leaders in Jeddah and with the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation.
Recently the Secretary also called for a global coalition to defeat the threat of ISIL in an essay in The New York Times.