France’s Hollande says must tackle global threat from Islamic State

French President Francois Hollande is seen after his arrival at Baghdad Airport in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Hollande expressed his solidarity with Iraq on a visit to Baghdad on Friday, as his country prepares for possible airstrikes with a U.S.-led coalition against extremists who have seized territory around the region. (AP Photo/Thaier Al-Sudani, Pool)

(Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for a global response to counter Islamic State militants, saying the group posed a security threat the world over.

“What is the threat? It is global so the response must be global,” the French leader said, opening a Paris conference of some 30 countries aimed at coordinating a strategy against the group, which has taken control of parts of Northern Iraq and has a power base in Syria.

By Reuters


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