French president calls for global action against Islamic State

September 15, 2014 10:47

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.

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