BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The U.S. envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, said at a press conference on Tuesday that Washington is seeking a no-fly-zone over Syria that resembles the one imposed on Iraq in the 1990’s.

“Remember we were present not in northern Iraq but over northern Iraq in Operation Northern Watch for 13 years. That can be a UN force,” he said on Tuesday.

Jeffrey said that the U.S. came up with this idea during a “small group” meeting on Syria with Germany, France, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt.

The U.S. diplomat said that the no-fly-zone could be observed by a joint U.N. force.

“That can be a UN force. Under 2254 there is language on a UN-managed and operated ceasefire. That can be partner forces. That can be other countries’ forces,” he said.

Jeffrey then turned his attention to Iran, who he said plays a factor in whether or not the U.S. will continue to be present in Syria.

“When we say we’re going to be present not forever in Syria but present until our conditions – enduring defeat of ISIL, as was said earlier, the withdrawal of all Iranian-commanded forces from the entirety of Syria, and an irreversible political process,” he added.

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Are these US people sooooo naive?
Incredible . Losers trying to be winners

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Long Live Syria

Ha Ha it isn’t enough that America is unable to tame the Taliban in Afghanistan and are literally begging them to come to the negotiating table to work out a face saving formula that will allow the American troops to withdraw with some grace using a terror sponsoring nation in Asia to support them in talking to Taliban. Amerikans now want to get out from one stinking shiet hole to the deep tank. It is guys like these who put the lives of the poor soldiers at grave risk.

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Now this USA man is mumbling about obeying UN … LOL
US attack on IRAQ in 2003 is based on lies ,UN violation
US presence in Syria is violation of UN treaty
US support on golan occupation is violation of UN treaty
USA told other country about UN & Obey its rule while violating it EVERYWHRE

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US hypocrisy has no bounds. Why have the UN when the US does as it pleases in any country. The world is in danger whilst there are imbeciles like this guy.

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Lol! The only thing a no fly zone does is halp the terrorist forces! Besides its russia who has defacto control of the airspace over most of syria along with the syrian forces ofcourse so why is anything else going to help!?The whole thing could be dealt with in 12 months if the u.s. just accepted they were out of the future of syria,they are not getting their pipeline so go home! It wont be humiliating, the u.s. is embarrasing itself daily in the eyes of the world anyway,backing out of syria would be nothing! The u.n. arent needed, are… Read more »

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James R

Remembering the good old days of the 90s with this mentally challenged grandad. This man belongs in an asylum.

Shahna
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GAFYWAC.

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They’re basically want war with Russia and China since this move is against their interests.. let the WW3 begin!!

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Russia will veto it at the UN, Goodluck with that u American DOGS!

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Who died and made this dinosaur queen of all Syria?

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James Jeffrey is highly intoxicated by the exuberance of his own verbosity.
Else he would realize that the US do not rule Syria and have no say.

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No fly zone so go ground US airforce too. Yeah right. Dogfights with turks on the way, F15 vs F15 while russia watch you with bucket of popcorn!