Joint Statement Following May 25 Talks in Ankara

The Turkish-U.S. Working Group on Syria met today in Ankara to continue ongoing conversations regarding Syria and other issues of mutual interest and cooperation. The two sides outlined the main contours of a Road Map for their further cooperation in ensuring security and stability in Manbij. Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu and Secretary Pompeo will meet on ...
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Remarks on The Way Forward for the United States Regarding Syria

Secretary Tillerson (Jan. 17): "A stable, unified, and independent Syria ultimately requires post-Assad leadership in order to be successful. Continued U.S. presence to ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS will also help pave the way for legitimate local civil authorities to exercise responsible governance of their liberated areas."
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Statement From Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on the Current Situation in Syria

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State Washington, DC – July 5, 2017 Before I depart for the G20 summit in Hamburg, I would like to comment on the current situation in Syria, which is a topic the President will raise in his meeting with Russian President Putin. First, parties in Syria must ensure stability on ...
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President Trump Welcomes NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

By DipNote Bloggers on April 12, 2017 Today President Donald J. Trump met with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House to discuss strengthening the NATO Alliance, including its funding. In their meeting, the two leaders also discussed NATO’s role in addressing international challenges involving peace and security, counterterrorism, and the ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Visit to Moscow Marks An Important Moment in the Relationship

By DipNote Bloggers on April 12, 2017 Today U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia. Secretary Tillerson discussed a range of global issues and challenges including counterterrorism efforts, cyberspace, and bilateral relations as well as other areas of common interest such as the ...
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Remarks With National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster

Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State Palm Beach, Florida – April 6, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good evening, all. I particularly want to try to just give you a little bit of background on how we got to the statements by the President and the actions that were taken tonight. As you’re well aware, Bashar al-Assad has carried ...
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Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State Washington, DC – April 4, 2017 The United States strongly condemns the chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, the third allegation of the use of such weapons in the past month alone. There are reports of dozens dead, including many children. While we continue to monitor the terrible situation, ...
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Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the Liberation of Dabiq

October 16, 2016 I welcome today’s news that Syrian opposition forces liberated the Syrian town of Dabiq from ISIL control, aided by strong support from our ally Turkey and our international coalition. This is more than just the latest military result against this barbaric group. Dabiq held symbolic importance to ISIL. The group carried out ...
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