Obama warns against overreaction to DAESH

Obama warns against overreaction to DAESH at 10th East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

US President Barack Obama waves hand after speaking at Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business and Investment Summit in Kuala Lumpur

Updated Nov 23, 2015

US President Barack Obama has warned Americans for overreacting to the Paris attacks would 'play into hands of DAESH' as he attended 10th East Asia Summit at the 27th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Barack Obama said on Sunday DAESH "cannot strike a mortal blow" against the US and he vowed to destroy this terrorist organization.

He said, "We do not succumb to fear.The most powerful tool we have to fight ISIL [DAESH] is to say that we're not afraid, to not elevate them, to somehow buy into their fantasy that they're doing something important."

"I think it is absolutely vital for every country, every leader, to send a signal that the viciousness of a handful of killers does not stop the world from doing vital business."

After returning to Washington on Monday, Obama will welcome French President Francois Hollande in White House on Tuesday for discussing the international coalition fighting against DAESH. After Obama, French president will be moving to Russia for similar plan with Russian President Putin.

Next week Obama and many world leaders will be in Paris for climate talks which White House has said there will be no changing in plan yet.

TRTWorld and agencies