Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "nothing has changed" between the USA and 54 African nations despite President Donald Trump's alleged comment calling them and others "s***hole countries" last week.
U.S. Secretary of State spoke to Stanford faculty and fellows of the Hoover Institution today with Syria as his focus.
Tillerson portrayed USA policy toward Syria as a break from former President Barack Obama's approach. "Our military mission in Syria will remain conditions-based, and focused on ensuring ISIS can not re-emerge".
Trump administration officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, had previously disclosed elements of the policy but Tillerson's speech was meant to formalize and clearly define it. A Stanford senior said he embraces Tillerson's efforts at diplomacy, set against the possibility of military action.
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"The persistence of Assad in power will fuel additional conflict and increase the risk of additional chemical weapons use", Tillerson said.
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The US official went on to say that Assad was responsible for the formation of the ISIS terror group, while acknowledging that the regime head has been bolstered by Iran and Russian Federation.
Nevertheless, Tillerson said the overarching goal for the U.S.is to make progress toward a vote in which Syrians at home and overseas would usher in a "post-Assad" government to rebuild.
"Continued strategic threats to the USA from not just ISIS and al Qaeda persist, and this threat I am referring to principally is Iran", Tillerson said, adding, "In short, Syria remains a source of severe strategic threats". He called on Russian Federation, a main supporter of Assad, to "put new levels of pressure" on the Syrian government to "credibly engage" with United Nations peace efforts.
Over the long term, the United States and its allies must participate in "stabilization initiatives" across Syria such as de-mining and establishing stable electricity, safe drinking water and other elements of a functioning state, which would be State Department and USAID initiatives backed up by the USA military presence, Tillerson said.
The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said on Wednesday he had invited the Syrian government and opposition to a special meeting to be held next week in Vienna.
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