World War 3: ‘It’s NOT our job to oust Assad he has NO future as ruler!’ – US envoy BLASTS

US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Franklin Jeffrey also said that the US would not participate in the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power. He told reporters during a conference call that after Iran left Syria and after a diplomatic solution was found to end the country’s problems, then the US and all other foreign troops would leave the country. Mr Jeffery added that this would not affect Russian troops.

Prior to the civil war’s start in 2011, Russia had military bases in the country.

The envoy explained that it was because of this that the US had excluded the removal of Russian troops from their list of demands.

Mr Jeffery has previously called the existence of five foreign militaries operating in Syria as “dangerous”.

These five militaries include the US, Russia, Israel, Turkey and Iran.

The envoy said: “The Russians, having been there before, would not in fact withdraw, but you’ve got four other outside military forces all operating inside Syria right now.

“It’s a dangerous situation.”

He added that the US was not only just interested in seeing the defeat of ISIS, but also helping to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Syria and having all foreign militaries withdraw from the country except Russia.

While Mr Jeffery said that Assad “has no future as a ruler”, it was not the US’ job to remove him from power.

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The US is currently operating in the more northern areas of Syria alongside Kurdish forces.

They are operating without any UN mandate and without the Syrian government’s consent.

Despite ISIS’ apparent defeat, there are still around 30,000 fighters holding onto pockets of land in Syria.

The US-backed Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is leading the fight against the extremist group.