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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper Testifies At Donald Trump's Impeachment Inquiry [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-11-21 03:19

Pompeo, Cavusoglu Discuss US-Turkey Ties

BAS News - 2019-11-20 20:47
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met on Wednesday with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Belgium to discuss the ties between Washington and Ankara. The two top diplomats met on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Belgium, with Pompeo s ...

Secretary of State Pompeo announces US is softening position on Israeli settlements in occupied West [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-11-20 20:23

Iran Summons Swiss Ambassador over US Comment on Protests

BAS News - 2019-11-20 15:35
ERBIL — The Iranian government on Wednesday summoned the Swiss ambassador over comments made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the violent protests in Iran. Tens of thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets since last Friday when their govern ...

UN Secretary-General Follows Iran Protests with Concern

BAS News - 2019-11-19 12:51
ERBIL — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following with concern the ongoing deadly protests in Iran, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Monday. Thousands of people across Iran have taken to streets since last Friday whe ...

An opportunity the United Nations and its Secretary-General must not miss ǀ View | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-11-18 23:24

Iran Slams Pompeo's Support for Protests

BAS News - 2019-11-18 22:56
ERBIL - Tehran has slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's support for the protests against the rise of petrol price in Iran, calling his comments as "hypocritical." Tens of thousands of people in Iran have been taking to the streets since Friday nig ...

US Threatens to Sanction Iraqi "Corrupt Individuals"

BAS News - 2019-11-18 22:30
ERBIL - The United States threatened on Monday to sanction the Iraqi "corrupt individuals" without taking their rank into consideration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. "We will not stand idle while the corrupt officials make the Iraqi people suffer ...

Iranian Kurdish KDPI party says a deal with Tehran is not ‘impossible’

E-Kurd - 2019-11-18 13:28
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An agreement between Iran and the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran) is not “impossible”, the party’s leader said, as protests against fuel price hike hit the country. Former General-Secretary of the par ...

Hong Kong protests: China condemns 'appalling' attack on official in UK

BBC - 2019-11-16 00:00
Hong Kong's Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng was surrounded by protesters in London. ...

Mike Pompeo: Anti-ISIS coalition shifts focus to Africa's Sahel region

Washington Times - 2019-11-15 06:09
The global coalition to defeat Islamic State is focusing new attention on a region in North and West Africa as the terror group's "caliphate" has been mostly abolished in Syria and Iraq, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday. "West Africa and the ...

Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock: Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, 14 November 2019 - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-11-14 23:39

Pompeo Urges Coalition to Repatriate IS Detainees

BAS News - 2019-11-14 19:36
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged on Thursday the members of the international coalition to repatriate the Islamic State (IS) detainees who are held in Syria. Pompeo made the call at the opening of a meeting of foreign ministers from the gl ...

Pullback from Syrian’s Kobani Takes “Another Week or So”: US

BAS News - 2019-11-14 10:04
ERBIL — The withdrawal of the US troops from the Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria should take “another week or so” to complete, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday. The Pentagon chief said that nearly 600 US troops will stay in Syria a ...

UN Envoy to Attend Iraqi Parliament Session on Reform

BAS News - 2019-11-13 10:40
ERBIL — Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, will attend a parliament session on Wednesday dedicated to reforms in Iraq. The legislature will be discussing multiple bills proposed as part of the attempt ...

Pompeo Holds Phone Call with Iraqi PM, Deplores Death Toll in Protests

BAS News - 2019-11-12 23:36
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi and "deplored" the death toll of the demonstrations among the protesters. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on Tuesday th ...

Secretary for Relations with States of Holy See visits Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency

Armenpress - 2019-11-09 12:12

Pompeo attacks Russia and China in Berlin speech

BBC - 2019-11-09 01:17
The US secretary of state says Nato risks becoming obsolete if it fails to defend Western values. ...

Ryan McCarthy, Army secretary, warns troops bashing Trump Syria withdrawal - Washington Times

Washingtontimes - 2019-11-08 21:39

Kurds protest Pompeo in Berlin

ANF - 2019-11-08 18:34
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was met by a protest of the Kurds during his visit to Berlin today. ...

US Urges World Nations to Reject Iran's 'Nuclear Extortion'

BAS News - 2019-11-07 20:17
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on the world nations to reject the Iran's "nuclear extortion" and take serious steps to increase pressure on the country. Pompeo's call came two days after Iran announced that it had taken another step ...

UN Secretary General Seriously Concerned over Rising Casualties of Iraq Protests

BAS News - 2019-11-07 09:19
ERBIL — UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his serious concern over the rising number of deaths and injured among protestors during the ongoing demonstrations in Iraq, a spokesperson said on Wednesday. People in Baghdad and across several so ...

Kurdistan 24: Turkish attack on Syria could have been stopped: US official

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-07 00:35
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – Until Friday, Michael Mulroy was the Pentagon’s top official on the Middle East. Just before leaving his position as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, Mulroy explained to Defense One that the US coul ...

Open letter from Kongra Star to UN Secretary General

ANF - 2019-11-04 15:05
Women living in North and East Syria and the Rojava region urge the Secretary-General finally to play the role that the UN has been unwilling to play from the beginning of the Syria crisis. ...

Iraq "Should" Listen to Protesters' Demands: US

BAS News - 2019-11-02 09:26
ERBIL - The Iraqi government "should" listen to the "legitimate demands" of the protesters who have been protesting against the government since early October, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement. "The United States welcomes any serious ...

Guterres in Turkey: UN to study ‘new settlement areas’ plan for Syrian refugees

United Nations - 2019-11-02 06:18
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday presented UN Secretary-General António Guterres with a plan for resettling hundreds-of-thousands of Syrian refugees, in the wake of the country’s offensive into northeastern Syria last month to remove Kurdi ...

Quotation of the day on government…

AEI - 2019-11-01 00:02
….. is from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Government has never made anything better or cheaper, more effective or more efficient. And nowhere is that more true than in education. MP: Of course, the corollary would be that the competitive free market h ...

Trump Told Picks Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Morgan for Homeland Security Secretary Are Not Eligible for Job

Thedailybeast - 2019-10-31 00:22

Iraq's Legacy of Past Challenges Can't be Addressed in One Year: UN

BAS News - 2019-10-30 15:34
ERBIL - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, has argued that the Iraqi government cannot address the legacy of the past and current challenges in one year alone. Hennis-Plasschaert made ...

UN Calls for National dialogue to End “vicious Cycle” amid Iraq Violent Protests

BAS News - 2019-10-29 21:49
BAGHDAD, (UNAMI) — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, condemns in the strongest terms the rising number of deaths and injuries during the demonstrations engulfing many parts of Iraq. T ...

Trump Claims Energy Secretary Rick Perry Is Behind Ukraine Call at Heart of Impeachment Inquiry: Report

Thedailybeast - 2019-10-29 18:49

Several Iraqi Media Outlets to Open Offices in Erbil Amid Protests: Official

BAS News - 2019-10-29 14:12
ERBIL - As protests in Iraq have turned violent and a number of offices of media TV channels and outlets were previously burned, several of them are making preparations to open their offices in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil. Secretary General of t ...

Top Pentagon officials on al-Baghdadi raid, Syria security

CBS News - 2019-10-28 20:12
Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley briefed reporters Monday after the Special Forces operation resulting in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Esper reiterated that oil fields in northern ...

UN Iraq Special Representative: “Armed entities threatening Iraq’s stability cannot be tolerated, dialogue in the interest of all”

BAS News - 2019-10-26 16:21
Baghdad (UNAMI), 26 October 2019 – Responding to the latest wave of protests, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, deeply regrets and condemns the further loss of life and injuries, and ...

UN Urges Iraqi Forces, Protesters to Exercise "Maximum Restraint"

BAS News - 2019-10-26 14:11
ERBIL - Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has expressed strong concerns over the fresh demonstrations in Iraq, urging both the security forces and protesters to avoid violence and exercise "maximum restraint." Thousands of people i ...

UN: Conflict must be stopped to prevent humanitarian crisis

ANF - 2019-10-25 10:40
Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ursula Mueller, told the Security Council that since the beginning of military operations by Turkey in north-east Syria, “civilian’ casualties and damage to civilian infrastracture have been reported. ...

Education secretary slams 2020 candidates' higher ed plans | WRSP

Foxillinois - 2019-10-25 00:21

US’s Esper has sharp words for Turkey over Syria invasion

Seattle Times - 2019-10-24 23:59
BRUSSELS (AP) — After spending four tumultuous days engulfed in the chaotic ramifications of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper lashed out Thursday at Turkey for its military assault across the border on Syrian Ku ...

Israel arrests Fatah secretary in Jerusalem – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-24 23:20

Pentagon Chief Blames Turkey for Putting US in "Terrible Situation"

BAS News - 2019-10-24 21:12
ERBIL - US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper blamed Turkey on Thursday for putting the US and its Kurdish allies in a "terrible situation" in Syria and Europe by invading the Middle Eastern country and renewing Adana Pact with Russia. The Pentagon chief ma ...

Trump's Syria Pullout the 'Most Disastrous Foreign Policy Blunder' Made by a U.S. President, Says Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

Newsweek - 2019-10-24 20:51

Increasing numbers of Syrian refugees to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-10-24 20:10
BAGHDAD, (UNAMI) — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, visited Bardarash camp on Wednesday, 23 October. The camp in Dohuk Governorate recently reopened to host incoming refugees fro ...

US Defense Secretary: Turkey Put US in 'Very Terrible Situation' | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-10-24 19:21

NATO head says he is encouraged by Turkey cease-fire in Syria

The New Mail - 2019-10-24 17:08
NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday he has been encouraged by the pause in Turkey’s offensive against the Kurds in Syria and believes a political solution to the violence in… The post NATO head says he is encouraged by Turkey cease-f ...

Defense Secretary Esper has sharp words for Turkey over Syria invasion

FOX News - 2019-10-24 16:58
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is lashing out at Turkey for its military assault on Syrian Kurdish fighters across the border into Syria. ...

Russian troops moving into areas once controlled by US-backed Kurds

CBS News - 2019-10-23 15:48
Iraq's defense minister said U.S. troops that were pulled out of Syria will leave Iraq in four weeks. That seems to contradict Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who has said those U.S. forces will continue operating against ISIS. Russia and Turkey made a deal ...

Pentagon Chief Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-10-23 10:19
ERBIL — US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday, a day after the US troops pulled out of Syria and crossed the border into Iraq. Esper is expected to meet with his Iraqi counterpart as well as Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi while ...

US Treasury Secretary: 'We can shut down the Turkish economy' | Syria News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-10-22 19:58

U.S., Kurdish troops withdraw from Syria

The New Mail - 2019-10-22 08:47
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria will end up in western Iraq to continue their fight against the Islamic State. Esper told reporters… The post U.S., Kurdish troops withdraw from Syria appeared first ...

Pompeo: We are ready for military action if needed

ANF - 2019-10-21 23:39
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNBC’s Wilfred Frost: "We prefer peace to war" and added: "But in the event that kinetic action or military action is needed, you should know that President Trump is fully prepared to undertake that action." ...

Trump says he may leave some U.S. forces in Syria to protect oil, but not Kurds

NBC News - 2019-10-21 23:05
The president's comments come after Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the Pentagon had discussed keeping some troops in parts of northeastern Syria. ...

U.S. troops cross into Iraqi Kurdistan as part of withdrawal from Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-21 20:07
DOHUK, Iraqi Kurdistan,— The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Mond ...

U.S. mulls leaving some troops in Syria to guard oil: Pentagon

Reuters - 2019-10-21 18:16
The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday. ...

U.S. could leave 200 troops inside Syria with Kurds

CBS News - 2019-10-21 16:52
U.S. troops that President Trump said were coming home from Syria are instead moving into Iraq. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the soldiers will continue fighting ISIS. He also said that some of those troops would be left in eastern Syria to protect oi ...

US May Leave Some Troops to Protect Oilfields in Syria: Pentagon Chief

BAS News - 2019-10-21 14:20
ERBIL — Some US troops could stay in Syria to protect the oilfields in eastern part of the country despite Washington’s decision to withdraw, said US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday. “We presently have troops in a couple of cities … right near ...

Trump accidentally refers to Defense Secretary Esper as 'Mark Esperanto' in tweet defending Syria withdrawal

MSN - 2019-10-21 12:38

US Troops Withdraw from Syria to Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-10-21 10:41
ERBIL — As part of Washington’s decision to pull troops out of Syria, US military convoys crossed the border into Kurdistan Region, Reuters reported on Monday. US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday that the 1,000 US troops in Syria were preparin ...

U.S. troops leaving Syria for western Iraq as Kurds pull back amid cease-fire

NBC News - 2019-10-21 06:22
President Trump has praised the cease-fire deal with Turkey for allowing U.S. forces to come home, but Defense Secretary Mark Esper said nearly all U.S. troops in Syria will move to western Iraq “to help defend Iraq and … perform a counter-ISIS mission.” ...

American forces continue withdrawal from northern Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-21 02:10
American forces continued their withdrawal from northern Syria. Defense secretary Mark Esper says they’re headed for Iraq — not home, as President Trump promised. Left behind are America's ally: the Kurds. Holly Williams reports. ...

Mark Esperanto? Trump misnames his defense secretary in tweet

Seattle Times - 2019-10-21 00:50
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump shared an update Sunday from his defense secretary that outlined “minor skirmishes” between Turkish and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria as U.S. troops make their way out of the area. It might have passed by with lit ...

Trump refers to Defense Secretary Mark Esper as ‘Esperanto’

New York Post - 2019-10-20 17:23
President Trump in a tweet on Sunday touted the Defense secretary’s comments about the ceasefire in Syria but misspelled Mark Esper’s name. “Mark Esperanto, Secretary of Defense, ‘The ceasefire is holding up very nicely. There are some minor skirmishes th ...

All U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria expected to go to western Iraq: Pentagon

E-Kurd - 2019-10-20 11:50
WASHINGTON,— U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northern Syria, are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic Sta ...

US Troops to Withdraw from Syria to Iraq: Pentagon Chief

BAS News - 2019-10-20 10:18
ERBIL — US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that his country’s military personnel withdrawing from Syria will be deployed in western Iraq. “The US withdrawal continues apace from northeastern Syria... we're talking weeks not days," Esper tol ...

UN Secretary General Urges De-Escalation in Fighting Between Turkey, Kurds — IR INSIDER

Irinsider - 2019-10-20 06:48

All U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria expected to go to western Iraq: Pentagon chief

Reuters - 2019-10-20 06:18
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and "to help defend Iraq." ...

'I'm the Meryl Streep of generals': Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had an epic response to Trump calling him 'overrated', Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore

Businessinsider - 2019-10-18 12:21

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Trump calling him overrated - Business Insider Deutschland

Businessinsider - 2019-10-18 10:47

Turkey agrees with US to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

PRI - 2019-10-18 06:04
Turkey agreed to a five-day ceasefire after talks with US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. ...

President Barzani Meets US Department of State Delegation

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-18 02:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 15 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with David Schenker, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Both sides exchanged views on the latest developments in Iraq, the demonstrations in Baghda ...

Energy Secretary Perry tells Trump he plans on resigning | WCTI

Wcti12 - 2019-10-18 00:09

Fallout from Trump's change in Syria policy "essentially irreversible," retired admiral says

CBS News - 2019-10-17 17:26
The Trump administration is making its strongest push yet for a ceasefire in northern Syria. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the Turkish president in Ankara. They’re trying to convince Turkey to halt its military oper ...

Pence and Pompeo in Turkey to meet with Erdogan on Syria conflict

CBS News - 2019-10-17 17:26
Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have arrived in Turkey to urge the country to stop attacking Kurdish forces in Syria. This comes after the president told reporters the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurds, who fought along ...

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo in Ankara for talks on Turkey's Syria offensive - UNTV News | UNTV News

Untvweb - 2019-10-17 16:39

Academics against the Illegal Turkish Invasion of North Syria

ANF - 2019-10-17 07:44
90 academics from across the the UK wrote a letter to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, calling him to act to stop the illegal Turkish invasion of Rojava. ...

Secretary-General of the KIU participates in the meeting of the Kurdish parties

Kurdiu - 2019-10-17 06:39

Turkey Urges Kurdish Fighters to Lay Down Their Arms

New York Times - 2019-10-17 03:24
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the Kurds to leave northeast Syria “this night.” He spoke as Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were planning to visit Turkey, and as President Trump sought to distance himself from the co ...

Pence and Pompeo to travel to Turkey to discuss cease-fire in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-16 19:07
Turkey has demanded Kurdish fighters surrender and leave the Syrian border by tonight as violence escalates across the region. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are expected to meet with Turkish President Erdogan tomorrow. CBS N ...

Erdogan rejects U.S. offer to mediate cease-fire with Kurds in Syria

Washington Post - 2019-10-16 13:03
His remarks come as Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo head to Turkey. ...

Mike Pence to leave Wednesday for Turkey in bid for cease-fire

Washington Times - 2019-10-16 02:12
Vice President Mike Pence will lead a U.S. delegation to Turkey Wednesday to seek a cease-fire from Turkish forces attacking Kurds in northern Syria, President Trump said. The president said Mr. Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will bring with th ...

Pence, Pompeo to Visit Turkey on Wednesday: Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-15 23:21
ERBIL - US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Turkey on Wednesday to discuss the recent disputes between the two NATO allies, President Donald Trump revealed. "Mike is heading it up with Secretary Pompeo, they'll be l ...

Erbil Expects Baghdad to Take Serious Steps to Solve Disputes: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-10-15 22:44
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region expects Iraq to take serious steps towards resolving the remaining disputes between the sides, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Tuesday. Barzani, during a meeting with a US delegation, led by Assistant Secretary of Stat ...

Defense secretary Mark Esper says Trump ordered near total withdrawal of troops from Syria - CNNPolitics

CNN - 2019-10-15 20:07

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo talked to Iraq's president about Turkey's Syria incursion: statement - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-15 20:03

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo talked to Iraq's president about Turkey's Syria incursion: statement

Reuters - 2019-10-15 19:21
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss the Turkish military incursion into Syria and the U.S. desire for the offensive to end immediately, according to a State Department summary of the phone call released on Tu ...

UK's Johnson and NATO's Stoltenberg: Turkish operation in Syria must end

Reuters - 2019-10-15 18:44
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg agreed Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria needed to end, a spokeswoman for Johnson's office said. ...

NATO worried about effects of Turkey's Syria offensive on fight against Islamic State

Reuters - 2019-10-15 13:38
NATO is concerned about the consequences of Turkey's military operation in northeastern Syria on the fight against Islamic State, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday. ...

Defence secretary Ben Wallace’s support for Turkey surprises Nato | News | The Times

Thetimes - 2019-10-15 12:55

Grand Divisions Episode 71: A discussion with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and digging into medical debt

Tennessean - 2019-10-15 12:09
During a 10-minute interview, Pompeo fielded questions ranging from the Trump administration's recent decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria and his message to Nashville's Kurdish community to his office's cooperation with the ongoing impe ...

UN Chief Calls for “Immediate De-escalation” in Northern Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-15 10:40
ERBIL — UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for "immediate de-escalation” in northeast Syria where Turkey is leading a fierce offensive against the Kurds, causing a massive displacement of civilians. “The secretary-general is gravely concerned o ...

Pentagon: We will pressure NATO for sanctions

ANF - 2019-10-15 07:27
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said that Turkey "unacceptable incursion has undermined the successful multinational "Defeat ISIS" mission in Syria." ...

US Defense Secretary Blasts Erdogan for 'Unnecessary' Syria Incursion | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-10-15 03:16

Pentagon Chief to Urge NATO on Measures against "Egregious" Turkish Actions

BAS News - 2019-10-15 00:52
ERBIL — US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper warned Turkey to against any further violence in norther Syria, saying he will push NATO to take action against Turkey’s Syria invasion. “I will be visiting NATO next week in Brussels, where I plan to press our ...

British Defence Secretary ignores Turkey's war on Kurds at Nato summit | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2019-10-15 00:24

NATO's Stoltenberg defends stance on Turkey's offensive in Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-14 15:29
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday defended his stance on Turkey's attack on Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria as he came under pressure from some members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly to be tougher with Ankara. ...

NATO's Stoltenberg defends approach to Turkey's Syria offensive

Reuters - 2019-10-14 13:16
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday defended his stance on Turkey's military operation against Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria, saying that the military alliance should not lose its unity in the fight against Islamic State. ...

Trump orders troops out of northern Syria; Islamic State families flee camps and Kurds strike deal with Syria

Los Angeles Times - 2019-10-14 06:06
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Trump has ordered U.S. troops to leave northern Syria and stay out of Turkey's assault on the Kurds. ...

Trump orders all U.S. troops from Syria amid Turkey, Kurds conflict

The New Mail - 2019-10-14 02:14
President Donald Trump has ordered all of the country’s troops to withdraw from Syria amid conflicts between Turkey and Kurdish forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday. As clashes between… The post Trump orders all U.S. troops from Syria amid Tu ...

U.S. to pull last troops from Syria as Turkey advances against Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-14 00:13
WASHINGTON,— The United States is poised to withdraw some 1,000 troops from Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), its defense secretary said on Sunday, after learning that Turkey planned to extend its military incursion against Kurdish militia further south ...

Defense Secretary Esper: US to withdraw almost all its troops from Syria - Vox

VOX - 2019-10-13 23:02

James Mattis On Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: ‘Re-Instilling Trust Is Going To Be Very Difficult’

Huffpost - 2019-10-13 22:09
The former defense secretary warned that national security is "tied inextricably to our alliances." ...
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