In the past, Tillerson has made it clear that the way forward in Syria does not include Syrian president Bashar al Assad, something he reiterated Wednesday.
US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, called for "patience" on Assad's departure in a speech at Stanford University - a move that accepts that Russian Federation and Iran have bolstered Assad.
"State and DoD have yet to respond to my December letter regarding reports of the changing mission for the 2,000 USA troops in Syria, where I noted that the actions the administration was considering far exceed the counter-ISIS mandate and lack domestic and worldwide legal standing", Kaine said.
Islamic State "presently has one foot in the grave, and by maintaining an American military presence in Syria, it will soon have two", Tillerson said.
And by declaring ending Iran's influence as an explicit goal of USA foreign policy in Syria, he may be imperiling United States troops, a prospect that has long-worried U.S. military officials, who remember the lethality of Iranian-origin explosives on United States forces who fought in Iraq a decade ago.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
"The Trump administration is implementing a new strategy to achieve these end states", Tillerson said.
A USA disengagement from Syria would provide Iran with an opportunity to reinforce its position in Syria, Tillerson said.
The secretary of state said the U.S. As president, however, Trump has had to commit to an open-ended presence in Afghanistan and, now, Syria.
United States forces in Syria have already faced direct threats from Syrian and Iranian-backed forces, leading to the shoot-down of Iranian drones and a Syrian jet past year, as well as to tensions with Russian Federation.
In deciding to keep troops in Syria, Tillerson insisted that Washington is not being dragged into the almost seven-year-long Syrian civil war as a combatant.
"This process will take time, and we urge patience in the departure of Assad and the establishment of new leadership", he said.
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"Responsible change may not come as immediately as some hope for, but rather through an incremental process of constitutional reform and United Nations -supervised elections".
"(It's) not a bad system", he said, explaining that some early reactions to Trump's tweets have usually come in by the time he sees them.
Faysal Mekdad says Syria considers any air attack or ground operations by Turkey on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin to be a "aggressive act" and a violation of global law.
USS Ross (DDG 71) fires a tomahawk land attack missile April 7, 2017. Previously, the USA strategy in Syria had operated within the narrow lines of battling the Islamic State. "But it is essential".
Tillerson said Washington was aware of Turkey's humanitarian efforts in Syria, adding that the United States will need Turkey's help to work on the currently-war-torn country's future. United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura announced Wednesday that the U.N. would host the Syrian government and opposition for peace talks in Vienna on January 25 and 26.
"We can not allow history to repeat itself in Syria", he said, referring to what he described as mistakes made by the Obama administration in withdrawing USA troops prematurely from Iraq and failing to stabilize Libya after North Atlantic Treaty Organisation airstrikes that led to the ousting of the late President Moammar Gadhafi.
"It's full of holes like Swiss cheese, but before we just had the holes", said Jeffrey, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Backed by Russian Federation and Iran, Assad has reasserted control over much of Syria.
Tillerson praised Turkey's role in taking on Islamic State.
The growing tension between Damascus and Washington came amid the backdrop of the recent decision by Washington to form a 30,000-strong border forces in northeastern Syria.
The Trump administration wants to be engaged in Syria as the threat from Iran rises and Islamic State recedes, he said. The U.S. has at least 2,000 troops in Syria, according to figures the Pentagon released in December.