Trump’s Syria Envoys Arrive In ME: US Says No To Idlib Offensive (Debka Files)

Trump’s Syria Envoys Arrive In ME: US Says No To Idlib Offensive (Debka Files)

Trump’s Syria envoys arrive in ME: US says no to Idlib offensive

Two senior US envoys for Syria were due in Jerusalem Sunday, Sept. 2, to follow up on President Donald Trump’s decision to challenge Russian as well as Iranian strategy in Syria. James Jeffrey, Special Representative for Syria engagement, and Joel Rayburn, Special Envoy for Syria, will continue to Turkey and Jordan after their talks in Jerusalem. Their mission was defined by the State Department as focusing on “maintaining Israel’s security. while countering Iran’s destabilizing activity through the region.”
This noncommittal definition, according to DEBKA file’s sources in Washington, does not reveal that their mission is to recast Trump’s policy for Syria in a new mold after the breakdown of the understandings he reached with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their Helsinki summon on July 16. Instead of pulling American troops out of Syria, the White House switched in mid-August to the quest for a pro-active US role in determining the ultimate stages of the Syrian civil war. While this turnabout was not revealed by Israel’s mainstream media, Moscow reacted instantly by massing a Russian war fleet and special forces in the eastern Mediterranean and Syria, to guard against any further American surprises.

Trump’s Syria envoys arrive in ME: US says no to Idlib offensive

 

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