Rex Tillerson Says Destroying ISIS Still 'First Priority' In Syria
- The destruction of ISIS is still the primary goal of U.S. policy in Syria, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday.
During an interview on "Face The Nation," Tillerson told CBS's John Dickerson that the U.S. and its allies must wipe out the ISIS presence in Syria and Iraq before addressing the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
U.S. policy in Syria was upended last week when President Donald Trump ordered a punitive missile strike on the al-Assad regime in response to its devastating chemical weapons attack on Syrian rebels. Tillerson said at the time that "steps are underway" to form an international coalition that would seek to remove al-Assad through some kind of negotiated settlement.(Excerpt) Read more at: dailycaller.com ...
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