Ambassador James Jeffrey Assumes Role of Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS
Ambassador James Jeffrey (pictured), the current Special Representative for Syria Engagement, has taken on the additional role of the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, effective January 4, 2019.
With this additional responsibility, Ambassador Jeffrey will lead and coordinate U.S. Department of State relations with the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS and Department efforts to implement President Trump’s announcement of a responsible U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria that is coordinated with our global Allies and partners consistent with U.S. goals for Syria and Iraq, including the enduring defeat of ISIS.
He takes over from Brett McGurk, who resigned following disagreements with President Donald Trump’s strategy on Syria.
Jeffrey has previously served as US Ambassador to Iraq.
(Sources: US State Department, Washington Free Beacon)