“The enemy is terrorism. It’s not sects or religions or races, its terrorism,”.
The Inaugural Meeting of the #IMCTC ( Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition) Ministers of Defense Council did not include any countries with Shia-dominated governments, such as Iraq, Syria, Quatar or most importantly Iran, which has aided embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad in his country's civil war and backed Shiite militias crucial in pushing ISIS out of Iraq.
Formed in 2015 by then-deputy Crown Prince and defense minister of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, the IMA has so far only functioned on paper. Now the Crown Prince wants to take his brainchild to the next level by declaring a total “war against terrorism,” during the Sunday summit of IMA, also referred to as the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) or the “Arab NATO.”