Trump Urges Stronger Push Against ISIS That Could Include Big U.S

The official blamed ISIS and radical groups like it for "the genocide of Yazidis, and the genocide of Christians and Kurds and many other groups historically and recently in the Middle East".

Trump also demanded additional means of cutting off financial support to IS, and a "detailed" strategy on how the United States will fund this initiative, the document showed.

He charged Defense Secretary James Mattis with developing a plan with the help of the secretaries of State, Treasury and Homeland Security, the director of national intelligence, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the assistant to the president for national security affairs and the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. It was the first call between the two since Trump became president, though he was criticized during the campaign for being too friendly with Putin.

Both leaders have also agreed to work out a time and venue for a possible meeting, according to the statement.

"I don't necessarily agree", Trump said, following a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The Islamic State order was expected. "We have no choice".

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Going deeper, one of the options could be deploying more Apache helicopters - one of the most advanced of its kind and used by other militaries around the world like Israel and Egypt - as well as giving the military "broader authority" during combat, officials who weren't authorized to discuss the matter told the website. -Mexico border and limiting immigration into the United State from several countries. The hourlong discussion centered on Islamic State, but also involved the range of worldwide challenges the US military faces in the years ahead.

They will also examine existing US troop levels in Iraq and Syria.

Trump could "certainly use more military force". "We do want peace". He said he would boost spending to pay for the buildup, lifting spending caps known as the sequester that passed with bipartisan support in 2013.

"In a separate action Saturday, Trump took steps to begin restructuring the White House National Security Council". And you know, it's very interesting. "People have been talking about this for a long time, like many years".

It would stipulate that administration officials could not register as lobbyists for a full five years after leaving the government - and could never lobby on behalf of a foreign government, the senior official said.

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