Will ISIS join NATO

politics NATO wants to join anti-ISIS coalition


Brussels - The NATO military leadership recommends that the organization join the international alliance against the jihadist militia Islamic State (ISIS).
"Our recommendation is that it has some advantages for NATO to become a member of the coalition," said the chairman of the NATO military committee, General Petr Pavel. He pointed out that there was agreement in the alliance to expand NATO's efforts, particularly in the area of ‚Äč‚Äčtraining Iraqi soldiers.
So far, NATO is not part of the international anti-IS coalition, although all 28 alliance members belong to it. The Western military alliance has so far supported the coalition with training Iraqi soldiers and Awacs reconnaissance aircraft.
Next Thursday, the NATO heads of state and government will meet for a summit in Brussels. US President Donald Trump calls for NATO to become more involved in the fight against terrorism. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) spoke out against expanding German participation in the Awacs mission during a visit by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg last week.