US CIA director John Brennan was concerned with the territory expansion of the extreme Islamic armed group Islamic State (ISIS). In regard to a press conference when the ISIS claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings of a Tunisian museum and in Yemen were their doings, Brennan showed vigilance for the IS affiliated group’s expansion into the Middle East and North Africa.
Japan’s Kyodo news agency quotes that Director Brennan appeared on FOX News Sunday (EST) and explained how the Iraq military operations restrained the ISIS and yet emphasized that they still need to cope with the IS affiliated group outside Iraq and Syria. Brennan predicted, “And I do think over the next decade, this is going to be a long, hard fight” with the ISIS.
To the claim that ISIS represents Islam, Brennan berated that “It is a very twisted, perverted interpretation of a religion that they purport to represent, but in no way do they represent. It’s an ideology of violence.”
Though Brennan said that Iran is restraining ISIS’ expansion of power but said that there is no connection between U.S. and Iran. According to The Wall Street Journal, Brennan said “the reach of the militant group Islamic State is spreading beyond Syria and Iraq, and that it would take a combined and possibly extended international effort to beat back the threat.”
Reporter Lee Seul [firstname.lastname@example.org]