PressTV-US envoy Brett McGurk resigns over Syria

The US State Department’s senior envoy to the so-called anti-Daesh coalition, Brett McGurk, has resigned over President Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria.

McGurk submitted his resignation on Friday, a US State Department official said on Saturday, adding that the resignation will be effective on Dec. 31.

A person familiar with the matter said McGurk has quit because he is strongly opposed to Trump’s troops withdrawal from Syria.

Trump announced his decision to withdraw some 2,000 US troops from Syria on Wednesday, asserting that Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri terrorist group had been defeated.

After Trump announced that Daesh had been defeated and US troops would withdraw from the Arab country, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also offered his resignation.

Both the Pentagon and the State Department were reported to be against the troop withdrawal.

Previously McGurk had once more opposed Trump on the issue of troop withdrawal…

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