• SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

International action needed to stop the advance of IS (ready-to-air)



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FRANCE, STRASBOURG (SEPTEMBER 18, 2014) (SOCIALISTS AND DEMOCRATS, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - ACCESS ALL) 1. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN STRASBOURG (EXTERIOR) 2. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE VOTE ON THE SITUATION IN SYRIA 3. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): Members of the European Parliament today took a stand against the extreme violence of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. During a plenary vote, MEPs adopted a resolution aiming to tackle the humanitarian crisis in these countries, especially for the one million people or more who are now refugees fleeing the IS offensive. The Socialists & Democrats fully support the text and firmly condemn the persecutions the jihadist organization has carried out against religious and ethnic minorities, as well as against journalists and humanitarian aid workers. ” FRANCE, STRASBOURG (SEPTEMBER 17, 2014) (SOCIALISTS AND DEMOCRATS, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - ACCESS ALL) 1. CUTAWAY: YOUTUBE VIDEO SHOWING THE AMERICAN JOURNALIST, JAMES WRIGHT FOLEY SAYING HIS FINAL WORDS BEFORE EXECUTION 2. CUTAWAY: PITTELLA TALKING TO A JOURNALIST 3. GIANNI PITTELLA (PRESIDENT OF THE S&D GROUP) SAYING (ITALIAN): ”ISIS is not a movement that represents Islam. We will fight alongside the Americans, with a broad coalition including Arab countries. We will fight to uproot this devastating weed, this debased ideology, this cancer... not against a religion and a culture that we deeply respect.” 4. GIANNI PITTELLA BEING INTERVIEWED BY A JOURNALIST 5. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): 6. « The S&D Group also stresses the need for international cooperation at a humanitarian, political and military level. » 7. GIANNI PITTELLA (PRESIDENT OF THE S&D GROUP) SAYING (ITALIAN): “We must fight to protect the thousands and thousands of people, whether they are Christian or of any other creed, from the massacres and the devastating rage of this new form of terror.” 8. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE PLENARY IN STRASBOURG 9. CUTAWAY: MEETING BETWEEN GIANNI PITTELLA AND FEDERICA MOGUERINI 10. VOICE OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): « Working as a broad-based regional coalition, the S&Ds call the countries of the region to put aside their differences and work together to defeat IS. After a discussion with the EU's High representative Federica Mogherini, S&D MEPs stressed in particular that the EU should play its role in facilitating dialogue between key regional players, such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran. » 11. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF STRASBOURG’S PARLIAMENT (EXTERIOR) 12. VOICE OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): The Group now calls on the justice and home affairs Council to co-ordinate the EU's approach in order to efficiently combat the threat of jihadist terrorism in Europe.
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