Italy to Host anti-ISIS Coalition Summit in January

While foreign minister says strategies against ISIS will be discussed during meeting, PM Renzi says Italy has no intention of joining U.S.-led coalition.

Members of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (ISIS) attend an anti-ISIL meeting at the Egmont Palace, Brussels, November 4, 2015.
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REUTERS - Italy will host a meeting in Rome next month of nations that are united against ISIS, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Monday.

Gentiloni told reporters the strategy against ISIS would be discussed "in various meetings, one of these will be in Rome in a month and a half in a meeting of the anti-Daesh (ISIS) coalition."

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Sunday Italy had no intention of joining the U.S.-led coalition in attacking ISIS targets in Syria, warning that the air campaign would only add to chaos in the region.