U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the United States’ Special Representative for Syria, James Jeffrey, will step down in November
The corresponding statement was published on the website of the State Department.
“Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, who has served as Special Representative for Syria and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition Against ISIS, for nearly two and a half years, will retire this month,” he said.
Pompeo added that the duties of the special envoy for Syria will be performed by Assistant Under Secretary of State Joel Rayburn. At the same time, the coordinator for the fight against terrorism Nathan Sayles will be appointed as the US envoy to the coalition to fight IS.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump fired Mark Esper from his post as United States Secretary of Defense.