Rex Tillerson;”US forces in Syria are important for US national security”

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 18 يناير، 2018 12:14:12 ص خبر دوليسياسي الولايات المتحدة

 

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On Wednesday, the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson said that the presence of US troops in Syria is necessary to sustain the US national security.

Tillerson added in a speech delivered in Stanford University, California, about the features of the US policy toward Syria: the US previous efforts to end the war in Syria were inefficient”, referring to the former Obama administration. Tillerson recalled Trump administration attack against al-Shuaayrat airbase after the Syrian government had used chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun Southern Idlib.  

In April. 7,  2017, the US Ministry of Defense said that it launched dozens of Tomahawk rockets on the al-Shuaayrat airbase, Central Syria, from which the loyalist warplanes took of to bomb Khan Sheikhoun with chemical weapons, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians.

Tillerson added,”the situation in Syria is characterized by three factors, first of which is that 98 percent has defeated the Islamic State (ISIS) but not wholly. The second is that Bashar al-Assad now controls half of Syria and its population and still threatens the USA through other parties, especially Iran, which strengthens its existence in Syria to reach the Mediterranean and continue to attack the US interests.

On Sunday the US-led International Coalition said that they work to form a security force, consisting of 30,000 fighters to be deployed at the Syrian-Turkish Borders. Turkey noted that Ankara reserves the right to intervene against terrorist organizations at any time that Ankara chooses.  

Tillerson added that Bashar al-Assad bombed his People with chemical weapons and refused the chance for the diplomatic settlement of the conflict in Syria. Tillerson stressed that refugees would not return to Syria safely before a diplomatic solution.

Tillerson confirmed that the USA has five aims in Syria, which are the elimination of Islamic State, prevent the terrorists from using Syria as safe shelter, platform, and a base to launch attacks against the USA and its allies. Achieving a diplomatic settlement for the conflict between the Syrian People and government, through the US-led political process to come out with a unified Syria without Bashar al-Assad.  

Tillerson added,”the third aim is to limit the Iranian leverage and break the crescent that the Iranians seek, while the fourth aim is to for refugees to return to Syria safely, the fifth aim is for Syria to become void of weapons of mass destruction.”

On Jan.5, 2018, a prominent commander of the Free Syrian Army(FSA) revealed that a delegation of factions’ commanders visited the USA to discuss ending the Iranian presence in Syria.

In mid- December 2017, the US Ministry of Defense (Pentagon) revealed an agreement between the USA and Russia, which states that the international coalition forces are to stay Eastern the Euphrates and Russian forces Western the Euphrates.

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تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 18 يناير، 2018 12:14:12 ص خبر دوليسياسي الولايات المتحدة
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