Obama: Threat from Iraq militants could grow

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
President Barack Obama says the threat from al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow and spill over into other countries in the region

MGN Online

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the threat from al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow and spill over into other countries in the region.

Obama says the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant poses a medium and long-term threat, and the United States must be vigilant.

He says the Sunni extremist group could amass more weapons and resources. He's warning that the insurgency could spill over into neighboring Jordan and worsen the situation in Syria.

But Obama says the U.S. can't address hotspots across the Middle East alone. He says the U.S. must pursue a focused, targeted strategy of partnering with local authorities to boost their own security.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 264155791 - kake.com/a?a=264155791