Democratic Rivals Highlight Need to Focus on Economy, Islamic State

The Democratic presidential candidates said in their final debate of the year Saturday they are focused on the U.S. economy and defeating the Islamic State group as their top priorities.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said the United States cannot be thought of as the police of the world, and that the fight against Islamic State needs a coalition that includes Russia and Muslim troops from the region.

“My plan is to make it work, to tell Saudi Arabia that instead of going to war in Yemen, they — one of the wealthiest countries on Earth — are going to have to go to war against ISIS. To tell Qatar that instead of spending $200 billion on the World Cup maybe they should pay attention to ISIS, which is at their doorstep.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS


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