Obama vows to keep up military pressure on Islamic State

By REUTERS
September 24, 2014 17:27

US President Barack Obama vowed at the United Nations on Wednesday to keep up the military pressure on Islamic State militants and urged those who have joined the extremist group in Iraq and Syria to "leave the battlefield while they can."

Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Obama said Islamic State must be destroyed.

On Ukraine, Obama said that if Russia takes the path of peace and diplomacy, then the United States would lift its sanctions.
He also called for many more countries to make concrete commitments to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


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