BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – During a briefing for the U.S. envoy to Syria James Jeffrey this week, the diplomat was asked how and when will America withdraw from Syria.

Well, the United States forces are in Syria for one mission, which is the enduring defeat of ISIS/Daesh. That is a military mission that flows from congressional authorization in 2001 against terror post-9/11. That’s the military mission of our military there,” he began.

Following his mention of Daesh, the U.S. envoy then turned his attention to Iran, who he said must completely withdraw their forces from Syria before America would consider leaving.

“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.

Jeffrey said that the U.S. will continue to apply pressure on the Syrian government through sanctions and other financial measures like restricting reconstruction funds.

“Also economic, both sanctions on this regime every way possible – we’re announcing them all of the time, including particularly our focus is on oil transfers from Iran to Syria and money back. We’re pursing that very aggressively.

“And finally, our position, which has an awful lot of support, not to push refugees back, not to recognize the regime, and in particular not to allow reconstruction funds to flow to Syria until we see real progress on these other tracks,” he would add.

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So pathetic, excuse after excuse. If it happens Iranian solders to withdraw tomorrow those Yankees would say “We would not withdraw until Palestinian Hezbollah doesn’t withdraw”. If Palestinian Hezbollah withdraws, they would say “We would not withdraw until Turkey guarantees to not attack Kurds in North-East Syria”. Liars! We all know what is their goal in Syria and why they don’t want to leave. US is perfect match of Italian underground mafia boss “protecting” with one hand and “getting” with the other hand…

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Dr. James Padgett

So very sad that the U.S., in its foreign policy, manifests less integrity and decency than a deranged and rabid skunk.

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What he meant to say is that until all Iranians leave Iran in a clean and tidy condition so we can just move in straight away … Interesting to see they believe that 9/11 gave them the right to invade any country at any time without legal International Law authorisation. ” congressional authorization in 2001 against terror post-9/11. ” Hence create an enemy and plant them in a country we wish to invade. Are those 6-7,000 training in Al Tanf going to be planted in Iran with others training in other camps ??. The US has no intention of and… Read more »

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Yes, the attack and demolition of Twin Towers were the excuse for USA to invade middle east “literally.”

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

The first excuse was the terrorists, then it changes to Assad, now is Iran, and after Iran will be keeping peace, and so on.

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Dr. James Padgett

Jeffrey is a pompous vile evil little moron.

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madhouse washington

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The U.S. is in a class by itself when it comes to invading and destroying other nations.

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I believe the US do not intend to leave Syria until well after the current partition is fully established and preservable. In my mind the two countries that can prolong the ongoing occupational war-crimes in Syria are Turkey and the US, and especially if the double-dealing Turks co-ordinate with the doubling-down Americans. The current partition may eventually evolve into two halves – one to the north controlled by Turkey with it’s proxy terrorists, one to the east being controlled by the US and theirs, and both being set up to be protected by NATO-CENTCOM. Once these partitions are ethnically cleansed… Read more »

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Russia certainly shares in the blame for Turkey’s status in Syria. It used Syria as a political football to get more cozy and intimate with Turkey – to Syria’s great loss.