Rome (AP) — while the United States Carry out the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Members of the global coalition fighting Islamic State (IS) met on Monday to formulate future plans against extremism.
The meeting comes just one day after the United States. Air strikes against Iran-backed militias near Iraqi-Syria border
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Italian Secretary of State Luigi Di Maio Co-chaired a rally of senior officials from the 83-year-old, seven-year-old group. Participants reviewed current efforts to ensure a complete defeat of IS. where debris remains a threat in Iraq and Syria and has shown signs of an increase in different parts of Africa.
among other important international priorities This includes controlling the coronavirus outbreak and increasing the fight against climate change. Coalition forces hope to stabilize areas liberated by IS. repatriate and holding foreign fighters accountable for their actions and fighting extremist messages.
Blinken and Di Maio urged representatives of the other 77 countries and five organizations forming the coalition not to neglect their protection.
“We need to expedite the action by the alliance. Increase the area where we can operate,” Di Maio said.
Outside Iraq and Syria He said there was a “shocking”; increase in activity, especially in Zahel, Mozambique and the Horn of Africa. He called on allies to create special mechanisms to deal with the threat in Africa.
Blinken noted that despite the defeat, IS in Iraq and Syria “Still looking forward to conducting a broader attack.”
“Together, we must adhere to our stabilization goals. Just as we did in our military operations which resulted in victory on the battlefield,” he said.
Blinken Announces New $436 Million Donation to help the IDPs in Syria and surrounding countries and called for new attempts to repatriate. and rehabilitating or prosecuting some 10,000 IS fighters still detained by the Syrian Defense Forces.
“This situation is untenable,” Blinken said. “It cannot last forever.” However, no country has made a new commitment to repatriation of its citizens. And it is unclear whether the number of inmates will be significantly reduced in the near term.
Blinken also announced sanctions against Ousmane Illiassou Djibo, a Niger native. who is a key leader of the Islamic State (IS) group in the Sahara Desert Jibo is destined to be a global terrorist. This means that in the US any of them are frozen. and Americans will be barred from doing any transactions with them.
In addition to the IS meeting, foreign ministers of various countries Those concerned about the wider conflict in Syria met in Rome. Ahead of a crucial UN resolution on whether to preserve Turkey’s humanitarian aid corridor Russia has repeatedly resisted licensing this channel. Amid peace talks between the Syrian government and rebels have stalled.
Two top U.S. officials said Blinken told a meeting in Syria that the U.S. It was believed that the corridor had to be reauthorized and expanded to prevent further deaths. The official, who spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss diplomatic conversations privately in public, said Blinken made it clear that cooperation between the United States and the United States was “unacceptable”. Against Russia in Syria would have to depend on Moscow agreeing on an extension of time. However, Russia was not present at the meeting.
Last week, Gere Pederson, the UN special envoy to Syria, It said there were worrying signs that IS could strengthen in the country. and called for more cooperation in response. Pederson also joined calls for new international talks on ending the Syrian civil war.
Since the Syrian conflict erupted in March 2011, numerous high-level rallies aimed at ending fighting and guiding the country to political change have failed. Steady 2015 that endorsed a road map for peace in Syria calling for a new constitution. This was followed by elections supervised by the United Nations.
Blinken, who met with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and President Sergio Mattarella on Monday. He praised the state of US-Europe relations, noting Italy, France and Germany, the three countries he visited on his current European tour. It is the only member of NATO Group of Seven and the European Union.
“We have a shared commitment to promoting democracy and human rights,” he said. “We see the same great challenges on the horizon. And we recognize that we cannot deal with them alone.”
Blinken and Di Maio overlook the differences between the United States and Italy over China. It said there was a growing awareness of the complexity and danger of dealing with Beijing.