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USA: Defeating IS is United States' number one goal in Middle East - Tillerson01:06

USA: Defeating IS is United States' number one goal in Middle East - Tillerson

United States, Washington DC
March 22, 2017 at 18:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosted the international anti-ISIS Global Coalition in Washington DC on Wednesday. He spoke at the opening alongside Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

"[The] Degradation of ISIS is not the end goal. We must defeat ISIS," said the Secretary of State, adding "I recognise [that] there are many pressing challenges in the Middle East but defeating ISIS is the United States’ number one goal in the region. As we’ve said before, when everything is a priority, nothing is a priority. We must continue to keep our focus on the most urgent matter at hand."

Representatives of 68 nations are attended the event to review the ongoing campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosted the international anti-ISIS Global Coalition in Washington DC on Wednesday. He spoke at the opening alongside Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

"[The] Degradation of ISIS is not the end goal. We must defeat ISIS," said the Secretary of State, adding "I recognise [that] there are many pressing challenges in the Middle East but defeating ISIS is the United States’ number one goal in the region. As we’ve said before, when everything is a priority, nothing is a priority. We must continue to keep our focus on the most urgent matter at hand."

Representatives of 68 nations are attended the event to review the ongoing campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

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