US envoy to Syria: “We have confidence in the approaching political solution”

The US special envoy on the Syrian issue, Joel Rayburn, said that his country “has confidence in the approaching political solution in Syria”.

Rayburn spoke at a virtual press conference, on Tuesday, in which he said, “We have confidence in the approaching solution in Syria more than at any time in the past.

The US envoy indicated that his country continues to weaken Syrian officials, until their acceptance of a political solution, stressing its commitment to exerting great pressure during the next stage.

Rayburn’s speech came an hour after the US Treasury Department approved new economic sanctions on Damascus.
Which included sanctions for the first time the Central Bank of Syria.

The US envoy’s statement comes less than a month before the administration of the new US President, Joe Biden, formally assumed the presidency of the United States of America.

Washington is relying on economic sanctions to push Damascus and its allies, especially Russia, to enter the process of a political solution, in accordance with United Nations Resolution 2254, but Syria considers that this issue is an internal Syrian affair that is decided by the Syrian people alone and has nothing to do with the United States.