The American president, Barack Obama, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, insisting on the unity of the two powers to tackle violence of the Islamic State (EI). ” If the terrorists think they will stay weak to his threats, they are wrong,” the two leaders have said in a joint article published Thursday in the British newspaper The Times. “Countries like the United Kingdom and the United States will not be intimidated by murderers,” the leaders added.
Obama and Cameron said this just two days after the murder of Steven Sotloff, 31 and American and Israeli nationality who died Tuesday at the hands of EI. This is the second beheading of a Western journalist, also after James Foley, 40, two weeks ago. The following citizen threatened by EI, in retaliation for the bombings of the United States in Iraq, is the British Cawthorne David Haines.
The prime minister also said Thursday at ITV, according to Reuters, which is prepared “to go beyond well when arming the Kurds [ peshmerga ] or militarily train them ourselves.”
The publication of the article coincides with the start of a key NATO summit held in Newport (South Wales). NATO will have to address in depth international crises such as Iraq, the military withdrawal from Afghanistan and Ukraine.
In that sense, Obama and Cameron said in his article that the 28 NATO countries should support “the right of Ukraine to determine their democratic future ” for what they reveal the importance of having a military presence in Eastern Europe.
” We must use our military to ensure a constant presence in Eastern Europe, reassuring members of NATO in the region and making it clear to Russia that will always keep our commitments to collective defense,” he added.