U.S. Calls for Anti-IS Coalition Meeting in Brussels

PARIS (Reuters) -
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter concludes a joint news conference with British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon, at the Pentagon, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Defense Secretary Ash Carter. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The United States has called for defense ministers from all 26 nations participating in the coalition against Islamic State, as well as Iraq, to gather in Brussels in three weeks time, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday.

“Every nation must come prepared to discuss further contributions to the fight,” Carter told a news conference in Paris after talks with core members of the coalition.