Tillerson warns ISIS is not finally defeated, remains serious threat

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned a meeting Tuesday in Kuwait of the US-led coalition against ISIS that the “end of combat operations does not mean an enduring defeat of the Islamic State” which remains “a serious threat to the stability of the region, our homelands and other parts of the globe.” He criticized “distractions” from the main objective, such as Turkey’s assault on US-backed Kurdish rebels in Syria. “Hostilities between non-coalition actors — Iran, its proxies in Syria, and Israel — risk creating a new conflict in an already crowded battle space,” Tillerson warned. The Secretary arrived in Kuwait from closed-door talks in Cairo with President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi on the shared fight against terrorism and enhancing US-Egyptian economic and commercial ties. Tillerson next stops over in Jordan and Lebanon before ending his swing round the region in Ankara on Friday.

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  • Feb 14, 2018 @ 0:54 at 0:54

    Israel is a “non-coalition actor” whose defensive actions risk crowding the Syrian battlefield? What’s Tillerson been drinking in Kuwait? And why is he still going to Lebanon, when it’s transparentally become an aggressively hostile puppet state of Iran. Is the Pentagon still supplying the Lebanese Army with tanks and other offensive weaponry? For what purpose?


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