Washington, Aug 29 ANI | 1 year ago

United States President Barack Obama has reportedly said that the nation does not have a strategy to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria.

Obama said in a press briefing at the White House that the U.S.'s top defense officials have been asked to prepare a range of options about what America could do to take on the ISIS in Syria, which he said is "a safe haven" for the terrorist group, reported CNN.

The President however, said that America will not do it alone but will prepare a regional strategy to counter the expansion of the ISIS. Emphasizing on the need to have a strong coalition to face the threat posed by the outfit, Obama said that he will be sending U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to the region soon to forge a coalition that will take on the group.

He however, insisted that a stable Syria and a trustworthy Iraqi government are crucial to ousting the group from the Middle East.

Obama said that America wanted to make sure that they have a clear plan for going after the organization. He added that he will consult the Congress only when he has a plan and will take their suggestions into account as well.

(Posted on 29-08-2014)

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