James Jeffrey

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James Jeffrey said ( about Joseph Biden ) : "If [US allies in the Middle East] had to pick somebody else to come, it would be Joe Biden," External link

middleeasteye Monday, November 23, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We don’t have a crystal ball,” External link

telegraph Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” External link

jpost Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” External link

southfront Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey asserted ( about Donald Trump ) : "What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal," "When the situation in northeast Syria had been fairly stable after we defeated ISIS (Daesh), [Trump] was inclined to pull out. In each case, we then decided to come up with five better arguments for why we needed to stay. And we succeeded both times. That's the story" External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Donald Trump ) : “What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal,” “When the situation in northeast Syria had been fairly stable after we defeated ISIS, [Trump] was inclined to pull out. In each case, we then decided to come up with five better arguments for why we needed to stay. And we succeeded both times. That’s the story” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Stalemale and blocking advances and containing is not a bad thing,” “That’s the nature of realpolitik and great power foreign policy” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “I think the stalemate we’ve put together is a step forward and I would advocate it,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Donald Trump ) : “What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal,” “When the situation in northeast Syria had been fairly stable after we defeated ISIS, [Trump] was inclined to pull out. In each case, we then decided to come up with five better arguments for why we needed to stay. And we succeeded both times. That’s the story” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Stalemale and blocking advances and containing is not a bad thing,” “That’s the nature of realpolitik and great power foreign policy” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “I think the stalemate we’ve put together is a step forward and I would advocate it,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there," External link

middleeasteye Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal," "When the situation in northeast Syria had been fairly stable after we defeated ISIS, [Trump] was inclined to pull out," External link

middleeasteye Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Joseph Biden ) : "If [US allies in the Middle East] had to pick somebody else to come, it would be Joe Biden," External link

middleeasteye Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Stalemate and blocking advances and containing is not a bad thing,” “That’s what powerful countries — France, Britain, the United States — failed to do in the 1930s, and then they discovered they had to fight for their lives in really important places like Paris and the South China Sea and North Africa” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 13, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We will urge all sides, including the regime, to continue this process,” “This is the way out of the terrible predicament economic, military, diplomatic that they find themselves in” External link

washtimes Monday, August 31, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into that. But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

trust2 Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into (the explosion). But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

trust2 Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “We have exciting developments on the Syrian account,” External link

hurriyetdailynews Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We have exciting developments on the Syrian account," External link

aa-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It was a good start, much helped by Turkey's encouragement of all members of the Constitutional Committee, particularly the opposition" External link

aa-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “It was almost certainly a strike by ISIS,” External link

nytimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into (the explosion). But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

jordantimes Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

dhakatribune Monday, August 24, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “We are still looking into (the explosion). But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS,” External link

financialexpress Monday, August 24, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into that. But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

middleeasteye Monday, August 24, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into that. But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 24, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “We are still looking into (the explosion). But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS,” External link

egyptindependent Monday, August 24, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into (the explosion). But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

ibtimes-sg Monday, August 24, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into (the explosion). But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

trust Monday, August 24, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into that. But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

wsau Monday, August 24, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

afp-en Monday, August 24, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into that. But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

ynetnews Monday, August 24, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey explained : "Building federal murder conspiracy cases against transnational organized criminal organizations usually takes years. Finding witnesses to testify against MS-13 is particularly difficult because of their savagery," External link

foxnews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They're sovereign countries; they can make these decisions. But we have made it clear that we think this is a bad idea. It is not going to be conducive to a carrying out of the UN Security Council resolution and the ending of a conflict that is very troubling for the entire region," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "In terms of economic activities that either somebody in the UAE or somebody in another country does that meets the criteria of these sanctions or legislation, they are a potential sanctions target" External link

haberler-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey declared : “anyone who engages in economic activities, whether in the UAE or in other countries, and these activities conform to the standards of the law of sanctions, may be targeted by these sanctions” External link

neurope Friday, July 3, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “We are at a critical juncture,” “Together the international community must stand firm that there will be no diplomatic or economic normalization of the Assad regime until there is a political solution to the crisis” External link

alarabiya-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “The act is designed to protect the Syrian people from Assad,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “What we have seen is we sanction an individual for his/her actions and they simply move their assets to family members, so we are targeting their families,” External link

telegraph Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We are looking at ways we can enhance our stabilization assistance, for example, in the northeast,” External link

voanews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "We are not demanding total victory. We are not saying that Assad has to go. We are saying that Assad has to change, or whoever is in charge of that government, has to change its behavior," "Also we are not saying the Russians have to go" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "The President in his own way is talking about withdrawals, for example, from Afghanistan and made clear that we will eventually withdraw from Syria. Nothing is on the table right now," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "The Caesar Act has very strong humanitarian provisions that require us in the US government to explain to Congress and ensure in our actual sanctions targeting that we do not undercut the humanitarian efforts underway," "The United States, however, will be pledging a significant at the EU pledging conference for humanitarian aid at the end of this month" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "We are not demanding total victory. We are not saying that Assad has to go," External link

aa-en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "We are not demanding total victory. We are not saying that Assad has to go," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “The United States will be pledging a significant amount at the [European Union] pledging conference for humanitarian aid at the end of this month. Already with over $10.6 billion, we’re the largest humanitarian contributor. That will not stop, nor should it, in this time of COVID-19,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “We want to make it clear to anybody who wants to rebuild Assad’s Syria that that cannot happen with Caesar sanctions until we have a political process,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We have no intention of targeting anything that delivers humanitarian assistance anywhere in Syria, including regime areas,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Anyone who engages in economic activities, whether in the UAE or in other countries...may be targeted by these sanctions," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Anyone who engages in economic activities, whether in the UAE or in other countries…may be targeted by these sanctions,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “We are not going to reward Assad for destroying his country,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “What we have seen is we sanction an individual for his/her actions and they simply move their assets to family members, so we are targeting their families,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "is worse than at any time, including when the opposition military forces were in the suburbs of Damascus and held Aleppo and much of the rest of the country," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We have ways to make it difficult for those people to have access to their money,” External link

alarabiya-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told ( about The Syrian ) : “The Caesar Act is very broad in secondary sanctions, allow us to sanction entities from other countries that are dealing with the government, if they are dealing in the aviation sector, in the oil and gas sector, or the reconstruction sector, we are looking very carefully and closely at everyone both Syrian and non-Syrian,” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “In the case of the wife of President Assad she has participated in various activities in the financial and economic sector in support of this same oligarch economy..she is being sanctioned for her actions,” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “What we have seen is we sanction an individual for his/her actions and they simply move their assets to family members, so we are targeting their families,” “We want to destroy financially these people, we want to make clear they have no ability to act in the international financial system for their ill thought gains, that they are not gonna be able to go shopping at Harrod’s in London, that they’re not gonna be able to buy first class tickets on Lufthansa to fly around, they will not be able to do anything with their money,” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Today as the United States announces new sanctions under the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019, it is important to focus on the reasoning behind this legislation,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Bashar al-Assad chooses to use rapidly dwindling cash reserves to pursue a vicious war against millions of Syrians that has devastated Syria economically at a time when COVID-19 is spreading among Syria's already vulnerable citizens. United States' sanctions target Assad and his regime's illegitimate wealth, not these citizens,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “The Syrian pound’s collapse proves that Russia and Iran are no longer able to float the Assad regime while the regime itself is no longer able to manage an effective economic policy, or launder money in Lebanese banks” External link

guardian Friday, June 12, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “The Syrian pound’s collapse proves that Russia and Iran are no longer able to float the Assad regime while the regime itself is no longer able to manage an effective economic policy, or launder money in Lebanese banks” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 12, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “My recipe is more of the same,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “The Syrian pound’s collapse proves that Russia and Iran are no longer able to float the Assad regime while the regime itself is no longer able to manage an effective economic policy,” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “The U.S. supports Israel’s efforts to secure its self-defense. Israel is facing an existential threat from Iran , as they [the Iranians] have said a thousand times that their mission is to destroy Israel ... and Israel has the right to take whatever action it needs, being careful about Syrian casualties which the Israelis are, for the goal of saving Israel. Therefore, we are supportive of them in any way we can,” External link

haaretz Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey replied ( about Assad ) : “We give the support that is needed for effective Israeli actions to protect itself, and in protecting itself, it is protecting all neighbors of Assad: Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, and Lebanon” External link

haaretz Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey noted : "the Russian military has been successful in Syria, but argued 'they don't have a political way out of their problems'" External link

irishsun Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We do see some withdrawal of Iranian-commanded forces. Some of that is tactical because they are not fighting right now, but it also is a lack of money," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We have seen the Iranians pulling in some of their outlying activities and such in Syria because of, frankly, financial problems… the Trump administration's sanctions policies against Iran [are] having a real effect in Syria," External link

middleeasteye Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We do see some withdrawal of Iranian-commanded forces. Some of that is tactical because they are not fighting right now, but it also is a lack of money," External link

middleeasteye Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We have seen the Iranians pulling in some of their outlying activities and such in Syria because of, frankly, financial problems… the Trump administration's sanctions policies against Iran [are] having a real effect in Syria," External link

middleeasteye Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We do see some withdrawal of Iranian-commanded forces. Some of that is tactical because they are not fighting right now, but it also is a lack of money," External link

middleeasteye Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "My recipe is more of the same," External link

middleeasteye Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We do see some withdrawal of Iranian-commanded forces. Some of that is tactical because they are not fighting right now, but it also is a lack of money,” External link

middleeastmonitor Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Donald Trump ) : “We have seen the Iranians pulling in some of their outlying activities and such in Syria because of, frankly, financial problems ... in terms of the huge success of the Trump administration’s sanctions policies against Iran. It’s having a real effect in Syria,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We do see some withdrawal of Iranian-commanded forces. Some of that is tactical because they are not fighting right now, but it also is a lack of money,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “My recipe is more of the same,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Russia may be more willing now -- we've seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions -- to be more flexible on the constitutional committee," External link

naharnet-en Monday, May 11, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

naharnet-en Monday, May 11, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

naharnet-en Monday, May 11, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “There’s obvious growing Russian frustration with Assad because he will not bend,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Iran has very established footholds in the Syrian state and within Syrian society, " External link

aawsat Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Russia may be more willing now -- we've seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions -- to be more flexible on the constitutional committee," External link

digitaljournal Friday, May 8, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

digitaljournal Friday, May 8, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Russia may be more willing now -- we've seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions -- to be more flexible on the constitutional committee," External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 8, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 8, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Russia may be more willing now -- we've seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions -- to be more flexible on the constitutional committee," External link

naharnet-en Friday, May 8, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

naharnet-en Friday, May 8, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told ( about Assad ) : "We know that certainly the Russians are working with Assad to transfer militia fighters, possibly third country, possibly Syrian, to Libya, as well as equipment," External link

yenisafak-en Friday, May 8, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We do not believe that ISIS has been able to exploit seriously the COVID crisis to advance in the northeast [of Syria]," External link

globalsecurity Friday, May 8, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "That is of great concern to us," "We have seen ISIS gaining ground there, attacking even towns, and at least briefly holding territory" External link

globalsecurity Friday, May 8, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told ( about Assad ) : "We know that certainly the Russians are working with Assad to transfer militia fighters, possibly third country, possibly Syrian, to Libya, as well as equipment," External link

haberler-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We do not believe that ISIS has been able to exploit seriously the COVID crisis to advance in the northeast [of Syria]," External link

irishsun Friday, May 8, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "That is of great concern to us," "We have seen ISIS gaining ground there, attacking even towns, and at least briefly holding territory" External link

irishsun Friday, May 8, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Russia may be more willing now -- we've seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions -- to be more flexible on the constitutional committee," External link

pulse Friday, May 8, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

pulse Friday, May 8, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Russia may be more willing now -- we've seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions -- to be more flexible on the constitutional committee," External link

ibtimes Friday, May 8, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

ibtimes Friday, May 8, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “One consequence of the focus on Idlib by what’s left of Assad’s inept army, is that few forces are left to deal with [Daesh] in the southwest in the Badiyah Desert,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 1, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Hayat Tahrir al-Sham ) : “We hope to see the Turks continue to put pressure on the terrorist organizations there, the most powerful of them Hayat Tahrir al-Sham,” External link

al-monitor Friday, May 1, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “The problems with that organization and others have given the Russians and the Syrian government the excuse before to break the cease-fire,” "We don't want them to have that excuse this time" External link

al-monitor Friday, May 1, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “One consequence of the focus on Idlib by what’s left of Assad’s inept army, is that few forces are left to deal with [Daesh] in the southwest in the Badiyah Desert,” External link

middleeastmonitor Friday, May 1, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told ( about Assad ) : “We think that the cease-fire in Idlib is encouraging the small steps towards the constitutional committee, [and] the bad situation the Assad regime has found itself in economically in terms of its reputation leaves the door a bit more open for success in these discussions,” External link

washtimes Friday, May 1, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “No matter how bad it gets, almost none of that population will return to Assad’s control unless forced to,” “The situation in his areas is so bad for that population that they will put up with essentially everything. The COVID situation will make it worse, but I don’t think it will have an overall impact on the diplomatic layout” External link

washtimes Friday, May 1, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We have seen ISIS gaining ground there, attacking even towns, and at least briefly holding territory,” “That has to stop. We’ve offered to cooperate with the Russians on this, but as long as the focus is on Idlib that is yet another consequence” External link

washtimes Friday, May 1, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "One consequence of the focus on Idlib by what's left of Assad's inept army, is that few forces are left to deal with ISIS in the southwest in the Badiyah Desert," External link

haberler-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We are looking at what NATO can do, all options on the table,” External link

middleeastmonitor Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They are out to get a military victory in Syria and our goal is to make it difficult for them to do that,” “Our goal is…to make them think twice. If they ignore our warnings and preparations and move forward, then we will react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our NATO and European allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be,” External link

almanar-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We don't believe they [Russia and Syria] have any interest in a permanent ceasefire in Idlib. They are out to get a military victory in all of Syria," External link

euobserver Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "to encourage Russia and Syria not to do what we think they want to do, which is to break the ceasefire, push these three million refugees across the border," "If they ignore our preparations and move forward, we will then react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our European and Nato allies," External link

euobserver Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "You can forget ground troops. Turkey has demonstrated that it and its opposition forces are more than capable of holding ground on their own," "The issue is the situation in the air and it's what we are looking at," External link

trust Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They are out to get a military victory in Syria and our goal is to make it difficult for them to do that," "Our goal is...to make them think twice. If they ignore our warnings and preparations and move forward, then we will react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our NATO and European allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be" External link

trust Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We are looking at ways to assist Turkey. That's why we are here," "Everything is on the table. We will see what happens next and what our allies are willing to put on the table, and will see what the United States can do to support them" External link

irishsun Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "You can forget ground troops. Turkey has demonstrated that it and its opposition forces are more than capable of holding ground on their own," "The issue is the situation in the air and it's what we are looking at," External link

voanews Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They are out to get a military victory in Syria and our goal is to make it difficult for them to do that," "Our goal is ... to make them think twice. If they ignore our warnings and preparations and move forward, then we will react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our NATO and European allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be" External link

voanews Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "You can forget ground troops. Turkey has demonstrated that it and its opposition forces are more than capable of holding ground on their own," "The issue is the situation in the air, and it's what we are looking at," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They are out to get a military victory in Syria, and our goal is to make it difficult for them to do that," "Our goal is ... to make them think twice. If they ignore our warnings and preparations and move forward, then we will react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our NATO and European allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be" External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We are looking at ways to assist Turkey. That's why we are here," "Everything is on the table. We will see what happens next and what our allies are willing to put on the table, and will see what the United States can do to support them" External link

voanews Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "You can forget ground troops. Turkey has demonstrated that it and its opposition forces are more than capable of holding ground on their own," "The issue is the situation in the air and it's what we are looking at," External link

trust2 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They are out to get a military victory in Syria and our goal is to make it difficult for them to do that," "Our goal is...to make them think twice. If they ignore our warnings and preparations and move forward, then we will react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our NATO and European allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be" External link

trust2 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "You can forget ground troops. Turkey has demonstrated that it and its opposition forces are more than capable of holding ground on their own," "The issue is the situation in the air and it's what we are looking at," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They are out to get a military victory in Syria and our goal is to make it difficult for them to do that," "Our goal is...to make them think twice. If they ignore our warnings and preparations and move forward, then we will react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our NATO and European allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "There is no unanimity in D.C. on what to do and how fast to do," External link

arkansasonline Friday, March 6, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "The Russians have turned down all of our offers for compromise and they are pressing for a military victory," External link

CBSnews Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "President Erdogan and President Trump have a very good relationship," "This has been extremely expensive for Turkey, extremely expensive for the United States and we are trying to work our way through the problems that have emerged from the S-400" External link

CBSnews Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "There's a Spanish Patriot (missile defence) unit right now deployed in Turkey at the Incirlik airbase, that's an example of things that NATO is actually doing and we want to see more actions like that," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We are looking for ways to work around it, but for the moment that is an issue," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We are looking for ways to work around it but for the moment that is an issue," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "There's a Spanish Patriot (missile defence) unit right now deployed in Turkey at the Incirlik airbase, that's an example of things that NATO is actually doing and we want to see more actions like that," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey added : “Turkey is a NATO ally. We have a very, very big foreign military sales program. Much of the military uses American equipment. We will make sure that equipment is ready and usable,” External link

almanar-en Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're willing to provide - for example, the president mentioned this - ammunition," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about President Trump ) : "We're willing to provide - for example the President (Trump) mentioned this - ammunition," External link

trust2 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "We are working on additional sanctions on the Assad regime and some parties from Russia" External link

haberler-en Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey stated : "We evaluate support for Turkey in terms of military, intelligence, diplomacy, humanitarian aid" External link

haberler-en Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey added ( about Assad ) : "The Assad regime is conducting an immoral policy, trying to push millions out of Idlib. On the other hand, Turkey and Syrian opposition are fighting to prevent a humanitarian crisis. " External link

haberler-en Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about President Trump ) : "We're willing to provide - for example the President (Trump) mentioned this - ammunition," External link

haaretz Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Turkey is a Nato ally. Much of the military uses American equipment. We will make sure that equipment is ready and usable," External link

middleeasteye Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “Turkey is a NATO ally. Much of the military uses American equipment. We will make sure that equipment is ready and usable,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "Turkey is a NATO ally. Much of the military uses American equipment. We will make sure that equipment is ready and usable," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey maintains : “Russia needs to change its policies” External link

globalresearch Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “We have very close geostrategic objectives with Turkey in the two areas where you have forces committed right now. In Libya and in Syria,” External link

al-monitor Monday, February 17, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “You have martyrs on the field,” External link

hurriyetdailynews Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told ( about Assad ) : "Today in Idlib, Turkey, our ally, faces a threat. This threat comes from the government of Russia and Assad," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “Today, our NATO ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad’s government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “Today, our NATO ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad’s government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible,” External link

nrttv Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “Today, our Nato ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad's government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We’re seeing not just the Russians, but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don’t know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "Today, our NATO ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad's government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible," External link

japantoday Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "Today, our NATO ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad's government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible," External link

trust Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "Today, our NATO ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad's government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible," External link

ahram-EN Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "Today, our NATO ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad's government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible," External link

trust2 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Qaeda ) : “Some of those are international terrorists,” “We have also other international terrorist groups there, al Qaeda offshoots and ISIS” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We’re seeing not just the Russians, but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don’t know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further,” External link

hurriyetdailynews Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Some of those are international terrorists,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "our efforts to try to get a decent UN resolution to keep the border crossings in the northeast open," External link

irishsun Friday, February 7, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Again, to take a step back, we're seeing much more aggressive Russian action in Idlib," External link

irishsun Friday, February 7, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "not only Russia but the Iranians and Hezbollah have been actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive" External link

voanews-sw Friday, February 7, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "not only Russia but the Iranians and Hezbollah have been actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive" External link

voanews Friday, February 7, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "This is a dangerous conflict. It needs to be brought to an end. Russia needs to change its policies," External link

albawaba-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

albawaba-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We are very worried about this,” “We have seen not just the Russians, but the Iranians and Hezbollah actively supporting this offensive” External link

al-monitor Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “This is a dangerous conflict. It needs to be brought to an end. Russia needs to change its policies,” External link

nrttv Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We’re seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don’t know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further,” External link

nrttv Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "Certainly, we are moving forward on additional sanctions," External link

geo-tv Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We have seen only intermittent and not very strong or significant military actions on their part against the Russians," "The Russians use this as an excuse, basically," External link

geo-tv Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “This is a dangerous conflict. It needs to be brought to an end. Russia needs to change its policies,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We’re seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don’t know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "This is a dangerous conflict. It needs to be brought to an end. Russia needs to change its policies," External link

trust Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

trust Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "This is a dangerous conflict. It needs to be brought to an end. Russia needs to change its policies," External link

CBC Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

CBC Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "Certainly, we are moving forward on additional sanctions," External link

nampa Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "Certainly, we are moving forward on additional sanctions," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We have seen only intermittent and not very strong or significant military actions on their part against the Russians," "The Russians use this as an excuse, basically," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

trust2 Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "This is a dangerous conflict. It needs to be brought to an end. Russia needs to change its policies," External link

trust2 Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

trust2 Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We’re seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don’t know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further,” External link

arabnews Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

trust Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

wsau Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We had a setback temporarily in Syria back in October with the Turkish incursion, but we're back doing full operations with our local partner, the Syrian Democratic Forces," External link

voanews Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told ( about Qassem Suleimani ) : “Are they still dangerous? Yes. But for the moment, because we took out their leader, Qasem Suleimani – and I cannot stress too much how vital he was for their evil campaign to expand Iranian influence throughout the region – they have been not quite headless, but they have been directionless to a degree that we have not seen for a long time,” External link

thenational Friday, January 31, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "massive movements of troops pushing back hundreds of square kilometers and setting - I think now - 700,000 people who are already internally displaced on the move once again towards the Turkish border, which will then create an international crisis," External link

japantoday Friday, January 31, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "massive movements of troops pushing back hundreds of square kilometres and setting - I think now - 700,000 people who are already internally displaced on the move once again towards the Turkish border, which will then create an international crisis," External link

trust Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They haven't taken advantage of it, as far as we can see," External link

csmonitor Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They haven't taken advantage of it, as far as we can see," External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

egyptindependent Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They haven't taken advantage of it, as far as we can see," External link

startribune Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

news4jax Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "There has not been any real engagement," External link

mid-day Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "Our position, as you know -- we've said it several times -- is that we're prepared to discuss with the Iraqi government our overall strategic relationship," External link

mid-day Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Coalition operations have been primarily on pause in Iraq as we focus on force protection and looking into the way forward with the Iraqi government after the non-binding vote by the Council of Representatives on the withdrawal of US and thus coalition forces," External link

mid-day Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey disse : "Nossa posição, como sabem, já dissemos várias vezes, é que estamos preparados para discutir com o governo iraquiano nossa relação estratégica geral" External link

em Friday, January 24, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey indiqué : “Nous pensons que leur nombre est maintenant supérieur à 100. Nous ne savons pas où ils se trouvent” External link

liberte-algerie Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey indiqué : "Nous dirions que leur nombre est maintenant supérieur à 100. Nous ne savons pas où ils se trouvent" External link

leprogres Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey assuré : "Presque toutes les prisons que les Forces démocratiques syriennes (FDS) gardaient sont toujours sécurisées" External link

leprogres Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey indicou : “Quase todas as prisões que as Forças Democráticas da Síria [FDS] controlam estão ainda seguras” External link

observador Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey indicou : "Quase todas as prisões que as Forças Democráticas da Síria [FDS] controlam estão ainda seguras" External link

portalangop Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey assure : "Presque toutes les prisons que les Forces démocratiques syriennes gardaient sont toujours sécurisées" External link

Europe1 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT



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analyst4.63%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
adviser4.63%EN06/27/201727/06/2017
national security adviser0.93%EN06/27/201727/06/2017
security adviser0.93%EN06/27/201727/06/2017
deputy0.93%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
diplomat1.85%EN12/19/201619/12/2016
former ambassador2.78%EN11/09/201309/11/2013
veteran2.78%EN12/08/201208/12/2012
coordinator1.85%EN02/26/200626/02/2006
ambassadeur0.93%FR02/23/200623/02/2006
american diplomat0.93%EN10/03/200503/10/2005
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James JeffreyEN47.83%
James JeffreyFR16.09%
James JeffreyDE11.74%
James JeffreyEU11.74%
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James Jeffrey said ( about Joseph Biden ) : "If [US allies in the Middle East] had to pick somebody else to come, it would be Joe Biden," External link

middleeasteye Monday, November 23, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We don’t have a crystal ball,” External link

telegraph Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” External link

jpost Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” External link

southfront Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey asserted ( about Donald Trump ) : "What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal," "When the situation in northeast Syria had been fairly stable after we defeated ISIS (Daesh), [Trump] was inclined to pull out. In each case, we then decided to come up with five better arguments for why we needed to stay. And we succeeded both times. That's the story" External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Donald Trump ) : “What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal,” “When the situation in northeast Syria had been fairly stable after we defeated ISIS, [Trump] was inclined to pull out. In each case, we then decided to come up with five better arguments for why we needed to stay. And we succeeded both times. That’s the story” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Stalemale and blocking advances and containing is not a bad thing,” “That’s the nature of realpolitik and great power foreign policy” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “I think the stalemate we’ve put together is a step forward and I would advocate it,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Donald Trump ) : “What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal,” “When the situation in northeast Syria had been fairly stable after we defeated ISIS, [Trump] was inclined to pull out. In each case, we then decided to come up with five better arguments for why we needed to stay. And we succeeded both times. That’s the story” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Stalemale and blocking advances and containing is not a bad thing,” “That’s the nature of realpolitik and great power foreign policy” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “I think the stalemate we’ve put together is a step forward and I would advocate it,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there," External link

middleeasteye Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal," "When the situation in northeast Syria had been fairly stable after we defeated ISIS, [Trump] was inclined to pull out," External link

middleeasteye Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Joseph Biden ) : "If [US allies in the Middle East] had to pick somebody else to come, it would be Joe Biden," External link

middleeasteye Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Stalemate and blocking advances and containing is not a bad thing,” “That’s what powerful countries — France, Britain, the United States — failed to do in the 1930s, and then they discovered they had to fight for their lives in really important places like Paris and the South China Sea and North Africa” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 13, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We will urge all sides, including the regime, to continue this process,” “This is the way out of the terrible predicament economic, military, diplomatic that they find themselves in” External link

washtimes Monday, August 31, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into that. But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

trust2 Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into (the explosion). But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

trust2 Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “We have exciting developments on the Syrian account,” External link

hurriyetdailynews Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We have exciting developments on the Syrian account," External link

aa-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It was a good start, much helped by Turkey's encouragement of all members of the Constitutional Committee, particularly the opposition" External link

aa-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “It was almost certainly a strike by ISIS,” External link

nytimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into (the explosion). But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

jordantimes Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

dhakatribune Monday, August 24, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “We are still looking into (the explosion). But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS,” External link

financialexpress Monday, August 24, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into that. But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

middleeasteye Monday, August 24, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into that. But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 24, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “We are still looking into (the explosion). But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS,” External link

egyptindependent Monday, August 24, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into (the explosion). But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

ibtimes-sg Monday, August 24, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into (the explosion). But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

trust Monday, August 24, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into that. But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

wsau Monday, August 24, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

afp-en Monday, August 24, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "We are still looking into that. But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," External link

ynetnews Monday, August 24, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey explained : "Building federal murder conspiracy cases against transnational organized criminal organizations usually takes years. Finding witnesses to testify against MS-13 is particularly difficult because of their savagery," External link

foxnews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They're sovereign countries; they can make these decisions. But we have made it clear that we think this is a bad idea. It is not going to be conducive to a carrying out of the UN Security Council resolution and the ending of a conflict that is very troubling for the entire region," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "In terms of economic activities that either somebody in the UAE or somebody in another country does that meets the criteria of these sanctions or legislation, they are a potential sanctions target" External link

haberler-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey declared : “anyone who engages in economic activities, whether in the UAE or in other countries, and these activities conform to the standards of the law of sanctions, may be targeted by these sanctions” External link

neurope Friday, July 3, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “We are at a critical juncture,” “Together the international community must stand firm that there will be no diplomatic or economic normalization of the Assad regime until there is a political solution to the crisis” External link

alarabiya-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “The act is designed to protect the Syrian people from Assad,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “What we have seen is we sanction an individual for his/her actions and they simply move their assets to family members, so we are targeting their families,” External link

telegraph Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We are looking at ways we can enhance our stabilization assistance, for example, in the northeast,” External link

voanews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "We are not demanding total victory. We are not saying that Assad has to go. We are saying that Assad has to change, or whoever is in charge of that government, has to change its behavior," "Also we are not saying the Russians have to go" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "The President in his own way is talking about withdrawals, for example, from Afghanistan and made clear that we will eventually withdraw from Syria. Nothing is on the table right now," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "The Caesar Act has very strong humanitarian provisions that require us in the US government to explain to Congress and ensure in our actual sanctions targeting that we do not undercut the humanitarian efforts underway," "The United States, however, will be pledging a significant at the EU pledging conference for humanitarian aid at the end of this month" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "We are not demanding total victory. We are not saying that Assad has to go," External link

aa-en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "We are not demanding total victory. We are not saying that Assad has to go," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “The United States will be pledging a significant amount at the [European Union] pledging conference for humanitarian aid at the end of this month. Already with over $10.6 billion, we’re the largest humanitarian contributor. That will not stop, nor should it, in this time of COVID-19,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “We want to make it clear to anybody who wants to rebuild Assad’s Syria that that cannot happen with Caesar sanctions until we have a political process,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We have no intention of targeting anything that delivers humanitarian assistance anywhere in Syria, including regime areas,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Anyone who engages in economic activities, whether in the UAE or in other countries...may be targeted by these sanctions," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Anyone who engages in economic activities, whether in the UAE or in other countries…may be targeted by these sanctions,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “We are not going to reward Assad for destroying his country,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “What we have seen is we sanction an individual for his/her actions and they simply move their assets to family members, so we are targeting their families,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "is worse than at any time, including when the opposition military forces were in the suburbs of Damascus and held Aleppo and much of the rest of the country," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We have ways to make it difficult for those people to have access to their money,” External link

alarabiya-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told ( about The Syrian ) : “The Caesar Act is very broad in secondary sanctions, allow us to sanction entities from other countries that are dealing with the government, if they are dealing in the aviation sector, in the oil and gas sector, or the reconstruction sector, we are looking very carefully and closely at everyone both Syrian and non-Syrian,” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “In the case of the wife of President Assad she has participated in various activities in the financial and economic sector in support of this same oligarch economy..she is being sanctioned for her actions,” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “What we have seen is we sanction an individual for his/her actions and they simply move their assets to family members, so we are targeting their families,” “We want to destroy financially these people, we want to make clear they have no ability to act in the international financial system for their ill thought gains, that they are not gonna be able to go shopping at Harrod’s in London, that they’re not gonna be able to buy first class tickets on Lufthansa to fly around, they will not be able to do anything with their money,” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Today as the United States announces new sanctions under the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019, it is important to focus on the reasoning behind this legislation,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Bashar al-Assad chooses to use rapidly dwindling cash reserves to pursue a vicious war against millions of Syrians that has devastated Syria economically at a time when COVID-19 is spreading among Syria's already vulnerable citizens. United States' sanctions target Assad and his regime's illegitimate wealth, not these citizens,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “The Syrian pound’s collapse proves that Russia and Iran are no longer able to float the Assad regime while the regime itself is no longer able to manage an effective economic policy, or launder money in Lebanese banks” External link

guardian Friday, June 12, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “The Syrian pound’s collapse proves that Russia and Iran are no longer able to float the Assad regime while the regime itself is no longer able to manage an effective economic policy, or launder money in Lebanese banks” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 12, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “My recipe is more of the same,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “The Syrian pound’s collapse proves that Russia and Iran are no longer able to float the Assad regime while the regime itself is no longer able to manage an effective economic policy,” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “The U.S. supports Israel’s efforts to secure its self-defense. Israel is facing an existential threat from Iran , as they [the Iranians] have said a thousand times that their mission is to destroy Israel ... and Israel has the right to take whatever action it needs, being careful about Syrian casualties which the Israelis are, for the goal of saving Israel. Therefore, we are supportive of them in any way we can,” External link

haaretz Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey replied ( about Assad ) : “We give the support that is needed for effective Israeli actions to protect itself, and in protecting itself, it is protecting all neighbors of Assad: Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, and Lebanon” External link

haaretz Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey noted : "the Russian military has been successful in Syria, but argued 'they don't have a political way out of their problems'" External link

irishsun Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We do see some withdrawal of Iranian-commanded forces. Some of that is tactical because they are not fighting right now, but it also is a lack of money," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We have seen the Iranians pulling in some of their outlying activities and such in Syria because of, frankly, financial problems… the Trump administration's sanctions policies against Iran [are] having a real effect in Syria," External link

middleeasteye Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We do see some withdrawal of Iranian-commanded forces. Some of that is tactical because they are not fighting right now, but it also is a lack of money," External link

middleeasteye Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We have seen the Iranians pulling in some of their outlying activities and such in Syria because of, frankly, financial problems… the Trump administration's sanctions policies against Iran [are] having a real effect in Syria," External link

middleeasteye Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We do see some withdrawal of Iranian-commanded forces. Some of that is tactical because they are not fighting right now, but it also is a lack of money," External link

middleeasteye Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "My recipe is more of the same," External link

middleeasteye Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We do see some withdrawal of Iranian-commanded forces. Some of that is tactical because they are not fighting right now, but it also is a lack of money,” External link

middleeastmonitor Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Donald Trump ) : “We have seen the Iranians pulling in some of their outlying activities and such in Syria because of, frankly, financial problems ... in terms of the huge success of the Trump administration’s sanctions policies against Iran. It’s having a real effect in Syria,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We do see some withdrawal of Iranian-commanded forces. Some of that is tactical because they are not fighting right now, but it also is a lack of money,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “My recipe is more of the same,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Russia may be more willing now -- we've seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions -- to be more flexible on the constitutional committee," External link

naharnet-en Monday, May 11, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

naharnet-en Monday, May 11, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

naharnet-en Monday, May 11, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “There’s obvious growing Russian frustration with Assad because he will not bend,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Iran has very established footholds in the Syrian state and within Syrian society, " External link

aawsat Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Russia may be more willing now -- we've seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions -- to be more flexible on the constitutional committee," External link

digitaljournal Friday, May 8, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

digitaljournal Friday, May 8, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Russia may be more willing now -- we've seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions -- to be more flexible on the constitutional committee," External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 8, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 8, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Russia may be more willing now -- we've seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions -- to be more flexible on the constitutional committee," External link

naharnet-en Friday, May 8, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

naharnet-en Friday, May 8, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told ( about Assad ) : "We know that certainly the Russians are working with Assad to transfer militia fighters, possibly third country, possibly Syrian, to Libya, as well as equipment," External link

yenisafak-en Friday, May 8, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We do not believe that ISIS has been able to exploit seriously the COVID crisis to advance in the northeast [of Syria]," External link

globalsecurity Friday, May 8, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "That is of great concern to us," "We have seen ISIS gaining ground there, attacking even towns, and at least briefly holding territory" External link

globalsecurity Friday, May 8, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told ( about Assad ) : "We know that certainly the Russians are working with Assad to transfer militia fighters, possibly third country, possibly Syrian, to Libya, as well as equipment," External link

haberler-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We do not believe that ISIS has been able to exploit seriously the COVID crisis to advance in the northeast [of Syria]," External link

irishsun Friday, May 8, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "That is of great concern to us," "We have seen ISIS gaining ground there, attacking even towns, and at least briefly holding territory" External link

irishsun Friday, May 8, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Russia may be more willing now -- we've seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions -- to be more flexible on the constitutional committee," External link

pulse Friday, May 8, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

pulse Friday, May 8, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Russia may be more willing now -- we've seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions -- to be more flexible on the constitutional committee," External link

ibtimes Friday, May 8, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "It's exposing the dirty laundry in one of the worst regimes in the 21st century," "We're hoping it indicates that there will be more dislocation and more disintegration of that evil regime" External link

ibtimes Friday, May 8, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “One consequence of the focus on Idlib by what’s left of Assad’s inept army, is that few forces are left to deal with [Daesh] in the southwest in the Badiyah Desert,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 1, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Hayat Tahrir al-Sham ) : “We hope to see the Turks continue to put pressure on the terrorist organizations there, the most powerful of them Hayat Tahrir al-Sham,” External link

al-monitor Friday, May 1, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “The problems with that organization and others have given the Russians and the Syrian government the excuse before to break the cease-fire,” "We don't want them to have that excuse this time" External link

al-monitor Friday, May 1, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “One consequence of the focus on Idlib by what’s left of Assad’s inept army, is that few forces are left to deal with [Daesh] in the southwest in the Badiyah Desert,” External link

middleeastmonitor Friday, May 1, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told ( about Assad ) : “We think that the cease-fire in Idlib is encouraging the small steps towards the constitutional committee, [and] the bad situation the Assad regime has found itself in economically in terms of its reputation leaves the door a bit more open for success in these discussions,” External link

washtimes Friday, May 1, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “No matter how bad it gets, almost none of that population will return to Assad’s control unless forced to,” “The situation in his areas is so bad for that population that they will put up with essentially everything. The COVID situation will make it worse, but I don’t think it will have an overall impact on the diplomatic layout” External link

washtimes Friday, May 1, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We have seen ISIS gaining ground there, attacking even towns, and at least briefly holding territory,” “That has to stop. We’ve offered to cooperate with the Russians on this, but as long as the focus is on Idlib that is yet another consequence” External link

washtimes Friday, May 1, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "One consequence of the focus on Idlib by what's left of Assad's inept army, is that few forces are left to deal with ISIS in the southwest in the Badiyah Desert," External link

haberler-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We are looking at what NATO can do, all options on the table,” External link

middleeastmonitor Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They are out to get a military victory in Syria and our goal is to make it difficult for them to do that,” “Our goal is…to make them think twice. If they ignore our warnings and preparations and move forward, then we will react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our NATO and European allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be,” External link

almanar-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We don't believe they [Russia and Syria] have any interest in a permanent ceasefire in Idlib. They are out to get a military victory in all of Syria," External link

euobserver Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "to encourage Russia and Syria not to do what we think they want to do, which is to break the ceasefire, push these three million refugees across the border," "If they ignore our preparations and move forward, we will then react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our European and Nato allies," External link

euobserver Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "You can forget ground troops. Turkey has demonstrated that it and its opposition forces are more than capable of holding ground on their own," "The issue is the situation in the air and it's what we are looking at," External link

trust Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They are out to get a military victory in Syria and our goal is to make it difficult for them to do that," "Our goal is...to make them think twice. If they ignore our warnings and preparations and move forward, then we will react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our NATO and European allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be" External link

trust Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We are looking at ways to assist Turkey. That's why we are here," "Everything is on the table. We will see what happens next and what our allies are willing to put on the table, and will see what the United States can do to support them" External link

irishsun Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "You can forget ground troops. Turkey has demonstrated that it and its opposition forces are more than capable of holding ground on their own," "The issue is the situation in the air and it's what we are looking at," External link

voanews Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They are out to get a military victory in Syria and our goal is to make it difficult for them to do that," "Our goal is ... to make them think twice. If they ignore our warnings and preparations and move forward, then we will react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our NATO and European allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be" External link

voanews Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "You can forget ground troops. Turkey has demonstrated that it and its opposition forces are more than capable of holding ground on their own," "The issue is the situation in the air, and it's what we are looking at," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They are out to get a military victory in Syria, and our goal is to make it difficult for them to do that," "Our goal is ... to make them think twice. If they ignore our warnings and preparations and move forward, then we will react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our NATO and European allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be" External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We are looking at ways to assist Turkey. That's why we are here," "Everything is on the table. We will see what happens next and what our allies are willing to put on the table, and will see what the United States can do to support them" External link

voanews Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "You can forget ground troops. Turkey has demonstrated that it and its opposition forces are more than capable of holding ground on their own," "The issue is the situation in the air and it's what we are looking at," External link

trust2 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They are out to get a military victory in Syria and our goal is to make it difficult for them to do that," "Our goal is...to make them think twice. If they ignore our warnings and preparations and move forward, then we will react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our NATO and European allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be" External link

trust2 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "You can forget ground troops. Turkey has demonstrated that it and its opposition forces are more than capable of holding ground on their own," "The issue is the situation in the air and it's what we are looking at," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They are out to get a military victory in Syria and our goal is to make it difficult for them to do that," "Our goal is...to make them think twice. If they ignore our warnings and preparations and move forward, then we will react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our NATO and European allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "There is no unanimity in D.C. on what to do and how fast to do," External link

arkansasonline Friday, March 6, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "The Russians have turned down all of our offers for compromise and they are pressing for a military victory," External link

CBSnews Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "President Erdogan and President Trump have a very good relationship," "This has been extremely expensive for Turkey, extremely expensive for the United States and we are trying to work our way through the problems that have emerged from the S-400" External link

CBSnews Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "There's a Spanish Patriot (missile defence) unit right now deployed in Turkey at the Incirlik airbase, that's an example of things that NATO is actually doing and we want to see more actions like that," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We are looking for ways to work around it, but for the moment that is an issue," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We are looking for ways to work around it but for the moment that is an issue," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "There's a Spanish Patriot (missile defence) unit right now deployed in Turkey at the Incirlik airbase, that's an example of things that NATO is actually doing and we want to see more actions like that," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey added : “Turkey is a NATO ally. We have a very, very big foreign military sales program. Much of the military uses American equipment. We will make sure that equipment is ready and usable,” External link

almanar-en Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're willing to provide - for example, the president mentioned this - ammunition," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about President Trump ) : "We're willing to provide - for example the President (Trump) mentioned this - ammunition," External link

trust2 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "We are working on additional sanctions on the Assad regime and some parties from Russia" External link

haberler-en Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey stated : "We evaluate support for Turkey in terms of military, intelligence, diplomacy, humanitarian aid" External link

haberler-en Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey added ( about Assad ) : "The Assad regime is conducting an immoral policy, trying to push millions out of Idlib. On the other hand, Turkey and Syrian opposition are fighting to prevent a humanitarian crisis. " External link

haberler-en Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about President Trump ) : "We're willing to provide - for example the President (Trump) mentioned this - ammunition," External link

haaretz Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Turkey is a Nato ally. Much of the military uses American equipment. We will make sure that equipment is ready and usable," External link

middleeasteye Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “Turkey is a NATO ally. Much of the military uses American equipment. We will make sure that equipment is ready and usable,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "Turkey is a NATO ally. Much of the military uses American equipment. We will make sure that equipment is ready and usable," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey maintains : “Russia needs to change its policies” External link

globalresearch Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “We have very close geostrategic objectives with Turkey in the two areas where you have forces committed right now. In Libya and in Syria,” External link

al-monitor Monday, February 17, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : “You have martyrs on the field,” External link

hurriyetdailynews Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey told ( about Assad ) : "Today in Idlib, Turkey, our ally, faces a threat. This threat comes from the government of Russia and Assad," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “Today, our NATO ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad’s government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “Today, our NATO ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad’s government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible,” External link

nrttv Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : “Today, our Nato ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad's government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We’re seeing not just the Russians, but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don’t know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "Today, our NATO ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad's government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible," External link

japantoday Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "Today, our NATO ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad's government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible," External link

trust Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "Today, our NATO ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad's government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible," External link

ahram-EN Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Assad ) : "Today, our NATO ally Turkey is facing a threat from Assad's government and Russia. We are here to assess the situation with the Turkish government and offer support if possible," External link

trust2 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said ( about Qaeda ) : “Some of those are international terrorists,” “We have also other international terrorist groups there, al Qaeda offshoots and ISIS” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We’re seeing not just the Russians, but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don’t know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further,” External link

hurriyetdailynews Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “Some of those are international terrorists,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "our efforts to try to get a decent UN resolution to keep the border crossings in the northeast open," External link

irishsun Friday, February 7, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Again, to take a step back, we're seeing much more aggressive Russian action in Idlib," External link

irishsun Friday, February 7, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "not only Russia but the Iranians and Hezbollah have been actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive" External link

voanews-sw Friday, February 7, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "not only Russia but the Iranians and Hezbollah have been actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive" External link

voanews Friday, February 7, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "This is a dangerous conflict. It needs to be brought to an end. Russia needs to change its policies," External link

albawaba-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

albawaba-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We are very worried about this,” “We have seen not just the Russians, but the Iranians and Hezbollah actively supporting this offensive” External link

al-monitor Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “This is a dangerous conflict. It needs to be brought to an end. Russia needs to change its policies,” External link

nrttv Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We’re seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don’t know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further,” External link

nrttv Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "Certainly, we are moving forward on additional sanctions," External link

geo-tv Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We have seen only intermittent and not very strong or significant military actions on their part against the Russians," "The Russians use this as an excuse, basically," External link

geo-tv Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “This is a dangerous conflict. It needs to be brought to an end. Russia needs to change its policies,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We’re seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don’t know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "This is a dangerous conflict. It needs to be brought to an end. Russia needs to change its policies," External link

trust Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

trust Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "This is a dangerous conflict. It needs to be brought to an end. Russia needs to change its policies," External link

CBC Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

CBC Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "Certainly, we are moving forward on additional sanctions," External link

nampa Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "Certainly, we are moving forward on additional sanctions," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We have seen only intermittent and not very strong or significant military actions on their part against the Russians," "The Russians use this as an excuse, basically," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

trust2 Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "This is a dangerous conflict. It needs to be brought to an end. Russia needs to change its policies," External link

trust2 Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

trust2 Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “We’re seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don’t know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further,” External link

arabnews Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

trust Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We're seeing not just the Russians but Iranians and Hezbollah actively involved in supporting the Syrian offensive. We don't know whether the offensive is just to get to the M4-M5 road, or it may continue further," External link

wsau Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "We had a setback temporarily in Syria back in October with the Turkish incursion, but we're back doing full operations with our local partner, the Syrian Democratic Forces," External link

voanews Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told ( about Qassem Suleimani ) : “Are they still dangerous? Yes. But for the moment, because we took out their leader, Qasem Suleimani – and I cannot stress too much how vital he was for their evil campaign to expand Iranian influence throughout the region – they have been not quite headless, but they have been directionless to a degree that we have not seen for a long time,” External link

thenational Friday, January 31, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "massive movements of troops pushing back hundreds of square kilometers and setting - I think now - 700,000 people who are already internally displaced on the move once again towards the Turkish border, which will then create an international crisis," External link

japantoday Friday, January 31, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "massive movements of troops pushing back hundreds of square kilometres and setting - I think now - 700,000 people who are already internally displaced on the move once again towards the Turkish border, which will then create an international crisis," External link

trust Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They haven't taken advantage of it, as far as we can see," External link

csmonitor Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They haven't taken advantage of it, as far as we can see," External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

egyptindependent Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "They haven't taken advantage of it, as far as we can see," External link

startribune Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

news4jax Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : “They haven’t taken advantage of it, as far as we can see,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "There has not been any real engagement," External link

mid-day Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey told : "Our position, as you know -- we've said it several times -- is that we're prepared to discuss with the Iraqi government our overall strategic relationship," External link

mid-day Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey said : "Coalition operations have been primarily on pause in Iraq as we focus on force protection and looking into the way forward with the Iraqi government after the non-binding vote by the Council of Representatives on the withdrawal of US and thus coalition forces," External link

mid-day Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey disse : "Nossa posição, como sabem, já dissemos várias vezes, é que estamos preparados para discutir com o governo iraquiano nossa relação estratégica geral" External link

em Friday, January 24, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey indiqué : “Nous pensons que leur nombre est maintenant supérieur à 100. Nous ne savons pas où ils se trouvent” External link

liberte-algerie Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey indiqué : "Nous dirions que leur nombre est maintenant supérieur à 100. Nous ne savons pas où ils se trouvent" External link

leprogres Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey assuré : "Presque toutes les prisons que les Forces démocratiques syriennes (FDS) gardaient sont toujours sécurisées" External link

leprogres Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

James Jeffrey indicou : “Quase todas as prisões que as Forças Democráticas da Síria [FDS] controlam estão ainda seguras” External link

observador Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey indicou : "Quase todas as prisões que as Forças Democráticas da Síria [FDS] controlam estão ainda seguras" External link

portalangop Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

James Jeffrey assure : "Presque toutes les prisons que les Forces démocratiques syriennes gardaient sont toujours sécurisées" External link

Europe1 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
ambassador76.85%EN11/25/201725/11/2017
analyst4.63%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
adviser4.63%EN06/27/201727/06/2017
national security adviser0.93%EN06/27/201727/06/2017
security adviser0.93%EN06/27/201727/06/2017
deputy0.93%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
diplomat1.85%EN12/19/201619/12/2016
former ambassador2.78%EN11/09/201309/11/2013
veteran2.78%EN12/08/201208/12/2012
coordinator1.85%EN02/26/200626/02/2006
ambassadeur0.93%FR02/23/200623/02/2006
american diplomat0.93%EN10/03/200503/10/2005
Names Lang Count
James JeffreyEN47.83%
James JeffreyFR16.09%
James JeffreyDE11.74%
James JeffreyEU11.74%
James JeffreyTR11.74%
James JeffryTR0.43%
James JeffreyPT0.43%
James JefryTR0.00%
James " Jimmy " JeffreyEN0.00%


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