The US envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, said on Thursday that his country will continue its military presence in Syria, noting that its goal is to make the war there a “dead end” for Russia.
In a speech to him at the Hudston Institute in Washington, DC, Jeffrey explained that the United States is beginning to see the benefits of the powers it possesses in Syria.
Jeffrey rejected the assumptions that the United States had entered a “dead end” in Syria as well as in Afghanistan.
He noted that Washington’s policy in Syria is to pressure its enemies in the region, adding: “We believe that the policy we are pursuing is smart.”
Jeffrey: “Here, Syria is not Afghanistan or Vietnam, and my mission is to make this war a dead end for the Russians”.
In a different topic, Jeffrey announced that the United States believes that the issue of Turkey’s acquisition of Russian S-400 air defense systems remains a major concern in relations between Washington and Ankara.