U.S. banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant




 
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September 13th, 2014  
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Topic: U.S. banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant


By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - The United States says it is "comfortable" it can forge an international coalition to fight Islamic State, but with Western and Middle Eastern allies hesitant, it risks finding itself out on a limb. President Barack Obama this week unveiled a rough plan to fight the Islamist militants simultaneously in Iraq and Syria, thrusting the United States directly into two different wars in which nearly every country in the region has a stake. The broad concept of a coalition has been accepted in Western capitals and on Thursday 10 Arab states, including rivals Saudi Arabia and Qatar, signed up to a "co-ordinated military campaign". "I'm comfortable that this will be a broad-based coalition with Arab nations, European nations, the United States, others," U.S.




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