Washington Post: Tillerson calls for allies to help stabilize Iraq and Syria after ISIS is expelled
Defeating the Islamic State is the top U.S. priority in the Middle East, but other countries will be expected to contribute more to stabilize Iraq and Syria once the militants are expelled, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday.
“The United States will do its part,” he said, speaking at the State Department at the start of a two-day strategy session of more than 60 countries and international organizations in the U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State. “But circumstances on the ground require more from all of you. I ask each country to examine how it can best support stabilization efforts.”
Although President Trump said during the campaign that he had a “secret” plan to defeat the Islamic State, Tillerson’s remarks suggested that the Trump administration strategy closely mirrors the approach of former president Barack Obama.
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