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Mideast peace plan postponed: US envoy

Mideast peace plan postponed: US envoy

Waar Media - 2019-01-07 12:22
U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman said on Sunday that his administration’s plan for peace in the Middle East would be delayed. In statements he gave during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, to Israel, ...
Mideast peace plan postponed: US envoy - Waar Media

Israeli minister says Trump peace plan a ‘waste of time’ | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-14 08:29

US Seeking Talks with Russia to Ensure Kurds' Safety after Syria Pullout: Bolton

BAS News - 2019-01-11 22:44
ERBIL - The US is willing to hold talks with Russia about the need for protecting the Syrian Kurds after the US forces withdraw from Syria, National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Friday. The US official noted that they put the loyalty of the Kurdi ...

Trump loses US envoy to anti-IS coalition over Syria plan

Kait8 - 2019-01-09 16:03

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes Trump's top security adviser over Kurds in Syria

Reuters - 2019-01-09 03:55
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Washington's national security adviser on Tuesday for demanding that his country not attack Kurdish fighters in Syria, accusing him of complicating President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw U.S. troops. ...

Turkish president snubs Bolton, angry over call to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria

FOX News - 2019-01-09 03:16
U.S national security adviser John Bolton has departed Turkey despite not meeting with the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who was angered over his demands that Turkey must not attack Kurdish fighters after the U.S pulls out of Syria. ...

Erdogan Says Turkey Cannot ‘Swallow the Message’ From Bolton

New York Times - 2019-01-08 19:08
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey denounced comments from the U.S. national security adviser John Bolton that Turkey must agree to protect Kurds if Americans withdrew from Syria. Mr. Bolton was denied a meeting with Mr. Erdogan during his visit to ...

Turkey snubs Bolton over U.S. request to spare Kurds in Syria

CBS News - 2019-01-08 16:24
National Security Adviser John Bolton is cutting his visit to Turkey short after being snubbed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish president is angry over the apparent reversal of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. Holly Williams reports. ...

John Bolton says U.S. troops not leaving Syria yet

CBS News - 2019-01-07 18:57
White House National Security Adviser John Bolton is rolling back President Trump's plan to quickly withdraw American troops from Syria. Bolton said in Israel Sunday that the 2,000 troops will not leave Syria until ISIS is defeated and Turkey guarantees t ...

Bolton Says U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Is Conditional

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-01-07 07:25
The Trump administration won’t withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria unless Turkey offers a firm commitment not to target America’s Kurdish allies, White House national security adviser John Bolton said. ...

John Bolton says U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria on 'conditions'

Washington Times - 2019-01-06 20:51
JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said Sunday that the U.S. military withdrawal from northeastern Syria is conditioned on defeating the remnants of the Islamic State group, and on Turkey assuring the safety of K ...

James Jeffrey assumes role of US envoy to defeat-ISIS Coalition

Thedefensepost - 2019-01-06 17:29

Trump aide: Syria withdrawal waiting on 'conditions'

FOX News - 2019-01-06 13:35
President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, says the U.S. military withdrawal from northeastern Syria is conditioned on defeating the remnants of the Islamic State group, and Turkey assuring the safety of Kurdish fighters allied with ...

Trump aide: Syria withdrawal waiting on ‘conditions’

Seattle Times - 2019-01-06 13:04
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said Sunday that the U.S. military withdrawal from northeastern Syria is conditioned on defeating the remnants of the Islamic State group, and on Turkey assuring the safety ...

Jeffrey to replace McGurk in international coalition

Waar Media - 2019-01-05 16:41
United States State Department said on Friday; that US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Franklin Jeffrey; will also serve as the US envoy to the international coalition against ISIS. “In addition to his work as US Special Representative ...

James Jeffrey replaces McGurk as US envoy to int’l coalition

Rûdaw - 2019-01-05 10:32
James Jeffrey will serve as the United States envoy to the international coalition against the Islamic State ...

US Appoints New Presidential Envoy to Anti-IS Coalition

BAS News - 2019-01-05 09:22
ERBIL — The State Department on Friday appointed Ambassador James Jeffrey as the US special presidential envoy to the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State (IS). Jeffrey will also remain in his current position as the Special Representative for Sy ...

Iraqi Leader Warns of Iran Pushing Sunni’s Against US in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-02 14:07
ERBIL — Former governor of Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, Atheel al-Nujaifi, has warned of Iran’s plan to encourage Sunnis against the presence of US forces in Iraq. Nujaifi wrote on his official Twitter account that the Sunni population in western ...

US Troops to Move from Syria to Kurdistan in Pullout Plan

BAS News - 2019-01-02 14:07
ERBIL — The United States will move its troops from Syria to Kurdistan Region’s Erbil from where they will later leave in withdrawal plan, a high-ranking Iraqi military official said. “The US forces who withdraw from Syria, will initially head to Kurdist ...

Barzani Wishes for Peace in New Year’s Eve Message

BAS News - 2018-12-31 16:07
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani has wished for peace and stability across the region and beyond in the upcoming year. “Happy New Year to all. It is my hope that the upcoming year brings more stability an ...

US No Fly Zone: The Solution to Protecting Syria’s Kurds

Hawzhin Press - 2018-12-31 15:59
International opinion was unanimous in agreeing that the Kurds (i.e. the PYD party and their YPG & YPJ units), under The post US No Fly Zone: The Solution to Protecting Syria’s Kurds appeared first on Hawzhin Azeez. ...