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4 September 2014 - US and UK united against Isis

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/04/2014


Barack Obama and David Cameron seek coalition against Isis
Patrick Wintour (The Guardian)
Barack Obama and David Cameron have vowed to use the Nato summit starting in Wales on Thursday to engineer a resilient military and political coalition, including key countries in the Middle East, capable of squeezing out and destroying Islamic State (Isis) in northern Iraq.
British officials also said the Britishprime minister was examining every option to protect the British hostage threatened by the jihadist group on Tuesday, in light of its murder of the American journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley in the past month.
"We will not be intimidated," Obama said in Estonia on the way to the summit. "Their horrific acts only unite us and stiffen our resolve to take the fight against these terrorists. And those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget and that our reach is long and that justice will be served."
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Biden Says U.S. Will Follow ISIS ‘to the Gates of Hell’
Maya Rhodan (Time)
Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the U.S. will follow the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) “to the gates of hell,” in remarks just a day after an ISIS video showed the beheading of a second American journalist.
“If they think the American people will be intimidated, they don’t know us very well,” Biden said during a speech at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, in which he referred to ISIS militants as “barbarians” who should reside in hell.
“The American people are so much stronger, so much more resolved than any enemy could fully understand,” Biden said. “As a nation we are united, and when people harm Americans we don’t retreat. We don’t forget.”
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US hostage murdered

Family: Sotloff 'was no war junkie'
David Adams (The Chicago Tribune)
The Islamic State group that has captured territory in Syria and Iraq released a video on Tuesday of Sotloff being beheaded. U.S. officials confirmed its authenticity on Wednesday. President Barack Obama vowed to "degrade and destroy" the group.
The other American hostage killed in recent weeks in retaliation for U.S. air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq was journalist James Foley, who was shown being beheaded in a video released on Aug. 19.
Sotloff was a freelance journalist who traveled the Middle East writing for Time magazine and Foreign Policy magazine among others.
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UK hostages

UK will examine 'every possible option' to free British hostage held by Isis
Patrick Wintour (The Guardian)
The UK government will examine "every possible option" to protect a British hostage threatened with death by Islamic State extremists, the foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, has said.
He also confirmed that an unsuccessful attempt was made to rescue the British hostage and others held by Isis.
David Cameron is preparing to set out the British government's response to the threat to the life of a British man at prime minister's questions after an emergency meeting of Cobra on Wednesday morning.
Government sources said Cameron had known of the threat to the man's life for many months so it would not change his short-term calculations, but the revelation of the threat to the public in the gruesome Isis video is likely to put more pressure on the UK to join the air strikes that the Americans have been conducting for weeks against the militants in northern Iraq.
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"4 September 2014 - US and UK united against Isis", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2014. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2014/4-september-2014-us-and-uk-united-against-isis