Thursday, September 11, 2014

GCC, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, U.S. Issue Joint Communique on ISIL

Jeddah Communique; September 11, 2014
The following is the Jeddah Communique from the ministers representing states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and the United States. (Source: Department of Sate)

“The ministers representing states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and the United States declared their shared commitment to stand united against the threat posed by all terrorism, including the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), to the region and the world.

The participants hailed the formation of the new, inclusive Iraqi Government and expressed their support for the immediate steps it has pledged to take to advance the interests of all Iraq’s citizens, regardless of religion, sect or ethnicity.

The participants resolved to strengthen their support for the new Iraqi Government in its efforts to unite all Iraqis in combatting ISIL and discussed a strategy to destroy ISIL wherever it is, including in both Iraq and Syria.

The participants confirmed their commitment to implement UN Security Council Resolution 2170, and noted the Arab League Resolution 7804 of September 7, 2014, as well as the discussion of ISIL at the NATO Summit in Wales. The Ministers affirmed their strong commitment to continue the effort to eliminate global terrorism.

The participating states agreed to do their share in the comprehensive fight against ISIL, including: stopping the flow of foreign fighters through neighboring countries, countering financing of ISIL and other violent extremists, repudiating their hateful ideology, ending impunity and bringing perpetrators to justice, contributing to humanitarian relief efforts, assisting with the reconstruction and rehabilitation of communities brutalized by ISIL, supporting states that face the most acute ISIL threat, and, as appropriate, joining in the many aspects of a coordinated military campaign against ISIL.

Participants emphasized that the role played by regional states is central to this effort.”

Photo credit: Arab leaders with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, 11 September 2014 (AFP)


Anonymous said...

it would be quite interesting to know what the Turkish government is saying and thinking.

Mark Pyruz said...

Interesting that UN Security Council Resolution 2170 included Syria's position on the issue of foreign fighters.

Nader Uskowi said...

Also interesting to note is the participation of the new Iraqi government in Jeddah meeting. In the photo above, Ibrahim al-Jafari, the new foreign minister of Iraq, is second from left.

Nader Uskowi said...

There will be an international conference in Paris on Monday on ISIL threat. Turkey will participate. The French will likely invite Iran as well, and the Iranians, if invited, will most likely participate.

Anonymous said...

Practically some if not a majority of these so called coalition countries have either supplied and supplying financial assistance to IS (through Western Banks) (practically all Persian Gulf Arabs including SA) or allowing free access and movements for terrorists like Turkey.They are crying wolf because these are exactly the countries that released the jinni of IS out of the bottle and now they want to push it back into the bottle!

Anonymous said...

AnonymousSeptember 12, 2014 at 12:40 PM
Agreed,their frankenstein monster has turned on its creators and is now a threat to them and must be destroyed,the big question is whether they will use the cover of military action against isis to carry out their long term goal of destroying syria.When it comes to the m.e. the west and its vassals blunder from one disaster to the next

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the continuous US politics of relying on some Arab Persian Gulf regimes for its main strategies in the Middle East is backfiring again. Qatar is the main financier of this group in stark competition with Saudi Arabia and Turkey is letting its airports and its national airliner to be used for logistics of warriors, money (including gold) and weapons via land to Syria and Iraq. The Turkish intelligence, its military and the government are not all aligned on this strategy of helping the Muslim extremists however this is a currently the reality.
US needs to watch its allies (petro-Arabs) and semi-allies (NATO member Turkey) more closely in order to be able to execute its strategy in the region. These regimes are modern day dinosaurs.