US anti-ISIS coalition envoy quits amid apparent split in Trump admin over Syria pullout — RT USA News

Days after calling the idea of the defeat of Islamic State in Syria “reckless,” Brett McGurk, the American envoy to the US-led coalition, has resigned. AP says he did so in protest of Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria.The resignation, which is reportedly effective December 31, comes in wake of another high-profile quitting of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, also highly critical of the Syria pullout. While the idea is not laid out in the open, the general’s resignation letter contains hints that he wasn’t satisfied with the supposed lack of respect to US’s allies, of which he notably mentions NATO and the anti-Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) coalition. The ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis was also left unhappy with not-tough-enough stance the Trump administration has on China and Russia.

Source: US anti-ISIS coalition envoy quits amid apparent split in Trump admin over Syria pullout — RT USA News

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