Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 12:46
No decision yet in ISIS fight: Defence minister
Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has confirmed that no decision has been made regarding possible military action against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq. Hennis repeated that no options have been excluded, but stressed that nothing has been decided yet. According to sources close to the Cabinet and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, the Netherlands will deliver F-16's in the fight against ISIS, Het Parool reports. Weapons will also be purchased to supply the Kurds in Iraq. A decision will be made about this issue by the Cabinet tomorrow. Dutch military planners are currently in Florida to discuss action against ISIS by the international coalition.