Bangalore, Sept 12: John Kerry's visit, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, was aimed at pinning down Middle Eastern allies on what support they are willing to give to U.S. plans to beat back the Islamic State group, which has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria.
This comes a day after US President Barack Obama said that the US would fight against the ISIS and would hunt them down no matter where they were.
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Americans remember 9/11 attacks
Former New York Governor George Pataki visits the North Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on Thursday.
John Kerry visits Saudi Arabia
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens to Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal answer a question after a meeting with Gulf states and other Middle East countries in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.
Leaders stand for a photo op
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, poses with his Arab counterparts for a group photo after a meeting with them in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.
Barack Obama, Michelle lend a hand
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, help build a playground as they participate in a service project at the Inspired Teaching School to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Washington.
Leaders in Tajikistan
Tajikistan hosted the two-day summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which brings together Russia, China and four former Soviet republics in Central Asia.
A man admiring the memorial
A firefighter looks at a memorial mural on the outside of firehouse Engine 10 Company 10 adjacent to the World Trade Center in New York.