State Dep’t Says Obama Was Not Suggesting Countries Like Qatar, Turkey Are Helping ISIS

August 20, 2014 | 8:04 PM EDT

President Obama’s reference to the need for Middle
East governments to work against the “cancer” of jihadist terrorism was
not intended to signal suspicion that some were supporting the Islamic
State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL), State Department spokeswoman
Marie Harf said Wednesday.