US seeks coalition against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria
Published on Aug 28, 2014 9:06 AM
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials.
Britain and Australia are potential candidates, US officials said on Wednesday.
Germany said it was in talks with the United States and other international partners about possible military action against the Islamic State fighters, but made clear it would not participate.
"We are working with our partners and asking how they might be able to contribute. There are a range of ways to contribute: humanitarian, military, intelligence, diplomatic," State Department spokesman Jen Psaki told reporters.
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