Washington: President Donald Trump on Sunday directed US military to develop a “comprehensive strategy” within 30 days to defeat the ISIS, asserting that America must take decisive action against the dreaded terror group.
“The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is not the only threat from radical Islamic terrorism that the US faces, but it is among the most vicious and aggressive. It is also attempting to create its own state, which ISIS claims as a ‘caliphate’. But there can be no accommodation or negotiation with it,” Trump said in his executive order.
“For those reasons I am directing my administration to develop a comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS,” he said.
The plan to be submitted to the President within 30 days calls for a comprehensive strategy to defeat the ISIS and recommend changes to any US rules of engagement and other American policy restrictions that exceed the requirements of international law regarding the use of force against the terror group.
Trump said the ISIS has engaged in a systematic campaign of persecution and extermination in those territories it enters or controls.
“If ISIS is left in power, the threat that it poses will only grow,” he warned. PTI