WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah says the threat posed by the Islamic State organization represents a struggle between "good and evil."

He says in an interview broadcast Friday that a "pan-regional" approach is needed and nations now arrayed against the Islamic radicals must "stand up and say what is right and what is wrong."

The king is in Washington for talks with President Barack Obama. Jordan is one of five Arab nations that have participated in U.S.-led airstrikes against the militants in Syria.

In a CBS interview, he repeats comments he made recently at the United Nations, where he said IS represents "a global threat."

The king calls the struggle "generational," saying the conflict over the long term will be "ideological."

He said: "It's clearly a fight between good and evil."