On the Departure of Ambassador James F. Jeffrey

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 9, 2020 Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, who has served for almost two and a half years as the Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, will retire from his roles this month. In August 2018 Ambassador Jeffrey came out of retirement at my request …

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Syria Sanctions Designations on the Anniversary of Assad’s Attack Against the People of Douma, Syria

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 9, 2020 Today, the Department of State and the Department of the Treasury sanctioned 19 individuals and entities under the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 and other sanctions authorities. Just over five years ago, on October 30, 2015, Bashar al Assad’s forces, backed by Iran and Russia, killed over 70 …

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Ambassador James Jeffrey Special Briefing via Telephone

Ambassador James Jeffrey, U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS; Richard Albright, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration; and Matthew Nims, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance June 30, 2020 The Brussels Hub  Moderator:  Good afternoon …

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Ambassador Jeffrey’s Intervention at Brussels IV

Ambassador Jeffrey’s Intervention at Brussels IV Tuesday, June 30 As prepared for delivery Good Morning, thank you to the EU, High Representative Borrell, UNSE Pedersen, and UNSG Lowcock for convening this session. We all know the sobering circumstances in Syria, with more than 11 million people in need of continual humanitarian assistance.  The COVID-19 virus is worsening the existing humanitarian crisis, further exacerbated by displacement, high …

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