Trump Administration Ends $200 Million in Funding for Syria Stabilization Programs

Trump Administration Ends $200 Million in Funding for Syria Stabilization Programs

The statement said that this important contribution is seen as critical in the efforts to achieve re-stabilization of these areas and it comes at an important time of the global campaign as the regional control of Daesh (so-called IS) has declined to the last of 400 square miles, and some 150,000 displaced people have returned to the city of Raqqa, adding that the partners on the ground are restoring key services to the people of northeastern Syria.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference Friday at the State Department, Brett McGurk, U.S special presidential envoy for the anti-IS coalition, said the stabilization funding was used to help residents return to areas recaptured from IS.

The funds will be reallocated "to support other key foreign".

Earlier this year, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he wanted to withdraw from the war-ravaged country.

She further insisted that "this decision does not represent any lessening of United States commitment to our strategic goals in Syria".

While the State Department welcomed Riyadh's contribution, it called on USA partners and allies "to do their share in this effort that helps bring greater stability and security to the region".

The U.S., McGurk said, has not yet launched the final phase to defeat the ISIS caliphate.

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"There is not going to be by worldwide agreement reconstruction assistance to Syria unless the United Nations validates that a credible and irreversible political process is underway", Satterfield told a conference call.

Satterfield did, however, say the US would remain active in Syria until a lasting defeat of Islamic State is achieved.

The statement pointed out that a number of coalition partners have made pledges and contributions in recent months and the United States appreciates all partners who supported this important effort, indicating that Saudi Arabia has been a leading partner in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS from the very beginning.

In a bid to reassure its partners in the coalition against IS as well as opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Pompeo appointed veteran diplomatic troubleshooter, James Jeffrey, to be a special envoy for Syria, Nauert said.

U.S. President Donald Trump froze $230 million USA in reconstruction funds for Syria in March while the U.S. reassessed its role in the conflict.

The U.S. State Department said on Friday it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria and had raised $300 million from coalition partners for recovery efforts in areas retaken from Islamic State militants in northeast Syria. "The focus is on the enduring fight against ISIS", he added. The U.S. says reconstruction assistance for Syria requires an global agreement involving the United Nations.

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