U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered a strategy of security and stabilization to end the Syrian conflict in a January 17 speech at Stanford University in California.
“The Syrian people have endured seven years of unimaginable chaos and hardship. They need help,” he said.
Secretary Tillerson: Consistent with our principles, America has an opportunity to help a people which has suffered greatly. We must give Syrians a chance to return home and rebuild their lives. #Syria pic.twitter.com/WIWUhD1AUy
— Department of State (@StateDept) January 17, 2018
Tillerson recognized the sacrifices of the Syrian people and U.S. allies, and outlined five steps that will stabilize Syria and create a durable peace. If five goals are met with a combination of security and diplomacy, “it will be a victory for all, and it will support the ability of the Syrian people to pursue their own God-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”