U.S. presence in Syria does not necessarily mean military engagement, - James Jeffrey

Source : 112 Ukraine

Washington intended to actively use diplomatic channels for the resolution of the situation
21:50, 28 September 2018

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The intention of the USA to maintain the presence in Syria until the exit of Iran does not necessarily provide the retention of the military contingent. Special Representative of the USA in Syria James Jeffrey claimed this, as Daily Mail reports.   

Thus, Jeffrey explained that there is no need to literally take the recent message on that the military contingent of the USA in Syria would stay in the country until the withdrawal of Iranian troops.  

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‘The Presidents wants us to stay in Syria unless this and other conditions get fulfilled. This does not necessarily provide the presence of the American servicemen,’ he claimed.  

‘There are many ways to retain the presence. We certainly support the presence on a diplomatic level. Deployed servicemen in the state act in terms of the current mission – to provide a lasting defeat of ISIL,’ Jeffrey claimed.   

As it was reported earlier, David Satterfield, Acting Assistant of the U.S. Secretary-General for the Middle East claimed that the U.S. forces would stay in Syria until the ISIL terrorist group gets destroyed.   

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As previously reported, the French army is ready for new air strikes against Syria in the event that Damascus again uses chemical weapons.  

Earlier, the US stated its readiness to again hit Syria, if the Syrian authorities will use chemical weapons.  

In addition, Canada expressed serious concern that the regime of Bashar Assad could use chemical weapons in the province of Idlib.

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