US Envoy Jim Jeffrey says US policy on #Syria hasn’t changed. Goal: enduring defeat of IS, political resolution thru UN, remove foreign forces (esp Iran). US removing troops in NE Syria b/c IS defeated; will address #Turkey concerns & protect SDF. Not rapid withdrawal.
Lavrov lost his cool @joshrogin asked whether Russia would stop its Assad proxy from threatening region & committing more atrocities in #Syria. Unfortunate that herr @ischinger who was moderating didn’t insist that Lavorv answer (instead of laughing)
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