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The main aim is to destroy the last stronghold of the terrorists in the Deir al-Zor region.feedback
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NEW Aug 22 2017
“As I said, we have the war to defeat ISIS in which many of those battle plans are being coordinated between the US, its coalition agreements, Turkey, some of the Syrian opposition and others. And it is being coordinated somewhat with the Syrian regime and the Russian forces to put pressure on ISIS to eliminate them. I think our strategy in Syria, as you know, our priority is first the defeat of ISIS. Remove them from access to the Caliphate because that's where the threat to the homeland and to so many other homelands of our coalition partners is emanating from.” said Rex W. Tillerson speaking about Syria conflict. It’s one of the 804 quotes about Syria conflict you can find on this page. 455 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Donald J. Trump, Sean Spicer and Vladimir Putin. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Peter Harling - The International Crisis Group

She has tried to contain the damage among Alawites who have been hijacked by the regime.feedback

Rolf Holmboe

There is little doubt that the Russians would like a political solution to the war. The war is costly for them, and the longer it lasts, the less it will appear to be a success for Putin.feedback

Tim Ramadan

As well as the airstrikes and lack of food, those of us left here endure the severe mental strain of hiding our true personalities from Isis and the religious police. Islamic State closed the doors of Raqqa, its de facto capital in Syria, to civilians and blocked their escape from the city more than a year ago. Then some of their fighters began taking money from civilians in return for allowing them to leave – up to $800 per person. Many residents do not have that kind of money, having lost their savings because of the war, and so found themselves stuck and in need of a means of survival.feedback

Carla del Ponte

Yes, I am convinced that is the case. That is why the situation is so frustrating. The preparatory work has been done. Despite that, there is no prosecutor and no court.feedback

Mike Pence

Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea would do well not to test his resolve – or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region. We're going to abandon the failed policy of strategic patience. But we're going to redouble our efforts to bring diplomatic and economic pressure to bear on North Korea. Our hope is that we can resolve this issue peaceably.feedback

Ali al-Juma

It is now living in a minefield on the edge of another minefield.feedback

Nour Awwad

Most people are thinking about the future, and they're afraid of it. But even if they're afraid, where can they go?feedback

Brett McGurk

Idlib Province is the largest Al Qaeda safe haven since 9/11. Idlib now is a huge problem.feedback

Muhammad Jaffa

We are just going from one tragedy to a bigger tragedy. They are sending everyone here and we don't know what will happen to them in the end.feedback

Firas al-Rahim

We, the civilians, are stuck between an organization with an extreme ideology and an international community willing to fight it at all costs.feedback

Tulsi Gabbard

When the opportunity arose to meet with him, I did so because I felt that it's important that if we profess to truly care about the Syrian people, about their suffering, then we've got to be able to meet with anyone that we need to if there is a possibility that we can achieve peace. Whatever you think about President Assad, the fact is that he is the president of Syria. In order for any peace agreement, in order for any possibility of a viable peace agreement to occur there has to be a conversation with him.feedback

Peter Jennings

Trump is drawing a decisive red line for himself, we all think back to Obama's red line in Syria, which ultimately became an embarrassment for him.feedback

Leon Aron

What ties hacking and election meddling to Syria and Ukraine? A nostalgia for Soviet-era power.feedback

Oliver Glasgow

There is no doubt that had he succeeded in his attempt to enter Syria he would have joined IS and that he would have fought for them. He eventually admitted that this had been his plan and he admitted that he wanted to fight in what he believes is a holy war against the western oppressors. He is described by his mother as "meek, mild and easily influenced", but following his conversion he grew increasingly distant from his immediate family. He started to watch IS videos and listening to lectures about jihad.feedback

Carla del Ponte

First, I want to thank the UN Secretary-General, who has a thought for me…. It means that in spite of everything it is a very important issue, in the sense that we are in the seventh year of gathering evidence of crimes committed in Syria and the Security Council hasn't made a decision.feedback

Naftali Bennett

Islamic State needs to be stopped, but Tehran is a far more menacing strategic threat.feedback

Del Ponte

I've written my letter of resignation already and will post it in the coming days.feedback

Del Ponte

We have had absolutely no success. For five years we've been running up against walls. Believe me, the terrible crimes committed in Syria I neither saw in Rwanda nor ex-Yugoslavia. We thought the international community had learned from Rwanda. But no, it learned nothing.feedback

Del Ponte

In Syria, everyone is bad. The Assad government is committing terrible crimes against humanity and using chemical weapons. And the opposition, that is made up only of extremists and terrorists anymore.feedback

Carla del Ponte

I have no power as long as the Security Council does nothing. We are powerless, there is no justice for Syria. What we have seen here in Syria, I never saw that in Rwanda, or in former Yugoslavia, in the Balkans. It is really a big tragedy. Unfortunately we have no tribunal.feedback

Faisal Mekdad

We believe that in the north of Syria we have Syrian citizens who will not endanger the situation in the country or move ahead to any manifestation of dividing Syria. Those who will move in those directions know what price they have to pay.feedback

Carla del Ponte

I was expecting to persuade the Security Council to do something for justice. Nothing happened for seven years. Now I resigned.feedback

Brett McGurk

If there's somebody that fought in Syria and happened to have gotten out and in a routine border stop or routine search, routine traffic stop, they can actually be identified.feedback

Brett McGurk

Not too long ago, what they [Isil] would do is plan a terrorist attack in Raqqa, they would train a unit – kind of a terrorist combat unit – they would then infiltrate out… and go conduct an attack such as in Paris or in the Brussels airport. That's what they used to do, and they were developing that capacity. They cannot do that anymore.feedback

Faisal Mekdad

[The elections] will be a joke. Syria will never ever allow any part of its territory to be separated.feedback

Botan English

Civilians were being moved out of the town and this father, with his son and daughter, stepped on a landmine. His leg was hanging off and his kids, who must have been about three and five, were badly injured. Joe was the only person on the scene with medical training and he tied up the man's leg and treated the kids' wounds before an ambulance arrived to take them to hospital. I'm sure they wouldn't have made it if it hadn't been for Joe. I'm just happy that the restrictions placed on me have been dropped and that I can finally move on with my life.feedback

Yousef al-Otaiba

What we want in Libya is a stable, secular government. It's the same thing we want in Syria; it's the same thing we want in Yemen. Secular.feedback

Maha Yahya

It is consolidating its role as a major power broker, both regionally and locally. This is Hezbollah saying, I am a regional player now and I need to be taken into account.feedback

Nadim Houry

Everyone is moving all these civilians to Idlib through these deals, so what happens when the battle for Idlib happens? Idlib is not a safe place right now.feedback

Jon Plater

You could tell straight away it was him. I phoned the YPG a few times to see what was going on, and I spoke to Ryan's commander who said that he was surrounded and that he shot himself. They helped him to get to Syria. He would never have been able to get there on his own. From what I gather, it had been planned for quite a long time.feedback

David Horsley

He was not prepared to let that happen and used his own weapon to avoid capture. That can only be viewed as a brave action.feedback

Artur Marobyan

I told him it was dangerous and he wouldn't be paid the money for doing nothing, but couldn't convince him.feedback

Amal Clooney - Doughty Street Chambers

My own family is from Lebanon and they also ran away from a war, and were lucky enough to be accepted by a European country in 1982 while the violence there was really bad. I hope that, as you say, you will be able to go back to a safe and free Syria.feedback

Mike Pence

The "lifting of sanctions will require Russia to reverse the actions that caused sanctions to be imposed in the first place. Russia's destabilising activities in Ukraine, their support for rogue regimes like Iran and Syria and North Korea ... their posture has to change.feedback

Ben Wallace

Prosecution and conviction is always our preference for dealing with terrorists. Tpims (terrorism prevention and investigation measures) are one of a range of powers at our disposal to disrupt terrorism-related activity where prosecution is not possible. We have planned and prepared for the risk posed by British returnees as Daesh [Isis] is defeated in Iraq and Syria and we are using a range of tools to disrupt and diminish that threat.feedback

Dmitri Trenin

In 1939-40, Britain and France did not much help [these countries] against the Nazis. The president has to bow to the prevailing anti-Russian consensus in the policy establishment. Bad as they are now, U.S.-Russian relations continue to get worse, edging ever closer to a kinetic collision between their armed forces somewhere: in Syria, over the Baltic and Black Seas, or Ukraine.feedback

Hasan Fashtaki

We faced a lot of difficulties from air strikes and bombs in open areas. But now because of the ceasefire and calm in the area, we're working freely.feedback

Hasan Fashtaki

It could be that in two or three or four months time, we still would not have finished our work.feedback

Anthony Scaramucci

The White House leaks are small potatoes relative with things going on about leaking things about Syria or North Korea or Iraq. Those are the types of leaks that are so treasonous that 150 years ago people would have been hung for those type of leaks.feedback

Eric Margolis

We are waiting day by day now; we hope it will happen this week. People are literally risking their lives to go into a war zone.feedback

Eric Margolis

There was a wonderful man who went and fed them, and he took up collections from Aleppo, from people he knew, and he had just enough food to keep some of them alive.feedback

Graham Bartlett

The system as a whole failed these young boys. It's a wake-up call to these agencies to work better together to understand the nature and symptoms of the trauma and how to work with these young people who are at risk of exploitation.feedback

Jennifer Senior - The Times

Our full visibility into Joan's moment-to-moment reasoning is also what makes this novel so clever and irresistible. Fierce Kingdom' is a portrait of a mind at work under macabre duress.feedback

Lisa Reilly

A number of organizations I know are back to throwing bags of cash over the border into Syria.feedback

Pierre Carli

One third of people involved either as direct victims, their families, or the first responders are likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Among those who develop PTSD, one third of them fail to recover after 10 years, causing substantial impairments in everyday functioning and quality of life.feedback

Pierre Carli

Protecting hospitals against an attack is also a new challenge for health-care authorities. Health-care facilities are no longer sanctuaries but soft targets for terrorists.feedback

Thomas De Maiziere

We're telling them, You will get protection, but only so-called subsidiary protection – that is to say, for a limited period and without family unification.feedback

Amira Suleiman

I have no other way of making my family whole again. I thought this was my right, and when I heard, I thought, How could this possibly be?feedback

Christoph Strässer

We have been duped. The Interior Ministry claimed that a maximum of 1,500 people would be affected by this.feedback

Nora Markard

The courts are cleaning up the mess. The success rate tells us how important judicial review is – and how important it is for people to have legal representation.feedback

Nicholas J. Rasmussen

Our view of this has changed a little bit as an intelligence community in the last several months. I think at one point we were worried about this outrush, this massive outflow of foreign fighters once the battlefield situation changed in Iraq and Syria–and that western countries, even countries in the region, would be flooded by returnees.feedback

Donald J. Trump

This is owned as a toy by Jeff Bezos who controls Amazon. Amazon is getting away with murder tax-wise. He's using the Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don't tax Amazon like they should be taxed.feedback

Ali Haidar

All these steps are the start to solving the Syrian crisis, and without that there is no solution.feedback

Ali Haidar

The Syrian government and allied countries are working on many details for the ... de-escalation zones to pave the way for real reconciliations. We will not accept anything less than that.feedback

Ali Haidar

All the American attempts to fund and arm and train groups it called moderate factions ... have failed.feedback

Ali Haidar

As long as there are areas left like open wounds, there will be no solution.feedback

Pierre Moscovici - European Union

This is an ideological battle against the culture of ISIL. There are considerable profits, estimated between 2 and 5 billion euros per year produced from the illicit traffic of cultural goods.feedback

Frederic Loore

These lootings are used to finance armed groups such as ISIL, for example, but other groups also use the tactic. They use they money to pay the men who fight for them in war zones. But they also serve to finance terrorist acts outside these countries and especially in Europe.feedback

Jared Kushner

I believed developing a thoughtful approach on Syria was a very high priority given the ongoing humanitarian crisis, and I asked if they had an existing communications channel at his embassy we could use where they would be comfortable transmitting the information they wanted to relay to General Flynn. I did not raise the possibility of using the embassy or any other Russian facility for any purpose other than this one possible conversation in the transition period. We did not discuss sanctions.feedback

Ash Carter

Last night, at the direction of the commander-in-chief, I ordered U.S. Special Operations Forces to conduct an operation in al-Amr in eastern Syria to capture an ISIL senior leader known as Abu Sayyaf and his wife, Umm Sayyaf.feedback

Vladimir Zhirinovsky

He (Trump) won't care about Syria, Libya and Iraq and why an earth should America interfere in these countries? And Ukraine. Who needs Ukraine? She craves power. Her view is that Hillary is the most important person on the planet, that America is an exceptional country, as Barack Obama said. That's dangerous. She could start a nuclear war.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

As I said, we have the war to defeat ISIS in which many of those battle plans are being coordinated between the US, its coalition agreements, Turkey, some of the Syrian opposition and others. And it is being coordinated somewhat with the Syrian regime and the Russian forces to put pressure on ISIS to eliminate them. I think our strategy in Syria, as you know, our priority is first the defeat of ISIS. Remove them from access to the Caliphate because that's where the threat to the homeland and to so many other homelands of our coalition partners is emanating from.feedback

John McCain

The administration has yet to articulate its vision for Syria beyond the defeat of ISIL, let alond a comprehensive approach to the Middle East. A key pillar of American strategy must be the removal of Assad from power as part of an end to the brutal conflict in Syria, which has fueled ISIL's growth through its cruelty, extended malign Iranian influence, and undermined broader regional stability.feedback

Nicholas J. Rasmussen

I've seen nothing that would lead me to believe that the leader of ISIS (Islamic State) has been removed from the battlefield. We know a good bit. We just donât have information that would confirm his death and demise.feedback

Bill Maher

Cable news loves it when they show footage of destroyers firing cruise missiles at night. It's America's money shot.feedback

Nicholas J. Rasmussen

I think, speaking kind of broadly, that's less likely than when we perhaps first assessed if we were talking about this a year ago. Many if not most of the foreign fighters who made their way to the conflict zone will end up staying, fighting, and potentially dying in order to maintain the caliphate.feedback

David Ignatius

Another chapter paramilitary action ending in an untidy mess.feedback

Artem Kozhin

We welcome all the efforts aiming at de-escalation of the situation and building security in the Middle East. It's OK if that is what it's all about.feedback

Shinzo Abe

Japan supports the U.S. government's determination to prevent the spread and use of chemical weapons.feedback

John McCain

I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support – unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!feedback

Barak Hiram

The aid creates a positive awareness of Israel on the Syrian side.feedback

Amos Harel - Haaretz

So far the strategy is working. It is an intelligent policy. It is not only altruistic.feedback

Shadi Martini

It has struck a chord with a lot of Syrians. This is supposed to be our enemy. It is not the monster they told us it was. People have started looking at it differently.feedback

Noam Fink

We faced a dilemma. The decision was made by our commanders and our government to allow them to enter the country and to give them full medical treatment.feedback

Ehud Yaari

Netanyahu is upset because the Jordanians were told that the Shiite militias would be kept 40 kilometers from their border. Israel did not get the same promise. We were left out.feedback

Shadi Martini

It was a very big shock to me. Syrians were brought up to fear Israelis as the devil who wants to kill us and take our land.feedback

Nabih Dagher

I give each family $20, $50 groceries free. After that, I said you have to pay.feedback

Reza Nekumanesh

Helping one or two families, that's easy. But soon, one family after another was arriving – from San Diego, out of state. They didn't realize rent is low here for a reason.feedback

Zachary Darrah

Everyone is our neighbor, even Muslims. Our God said it doesn't matter. A guy told me he had a great idea, find some land far from Fresno and send the Syrians there because they're a danger to the community.feedback

Jose Guzman

It was a shock at first. We never had to teach students who speak Arabic.feedback

Zachary Darrah

I've gotten calls from Indiana, Florida, Texas. We can't stop families from coming here.feedback

Trevor Carey

In my years in the valley, I've met some great Syrian people. Come on, our safety is at stake here. This area they are coming from is embedded with ISIS.feedback

Charles Lister

We are falling into a Russian trap. Moscow will be delighted. We are making the moderate resistance more and more vulnerable. . . . We are really cutting them off at the neck. Russia's biggest, most important target was US-vetted FSA (Free Syrian Army) groups. We've now finished them off ourselves.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

We blocked the border not only in Egypt but in the Golan Heights. We built the wall because there was a problem with ISIS [Islamic State/IS] and Iran trying to build a terror front there. I told [Russian President] Putin, when we see them [Iran/IS] transferring weapons to Hezbollah, we will hurt them. We did it dozens of times. It's not about my interest. I'm talking about Europe's interest.feedback

Noam Fink

It makes me proud that we are doing this, and I hope that the international language of medicine will start relations with our neighbors.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

I think that once again, the Russia fever has caught up with the media and everybody ran out and tried to create a story that simply didn't exist. To try to create that there was some kind of private conversation in a room with 40-plus people seems a little bit ridiculous. Not that I'm aware of.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

They had a brief conversation and I'm not going to get into the specifics of the conversation but again, this was a social dinner where the president spoke with many world leaders as is the purpose. I think it would be incredibly awkward for them to all be at a dinner and not speak with each other.feedback

Avigdor Lieberman

We retain exclusive responsibility for the security of Israeli citizens, and therefore our freedom of action is absolute. We will do everything that is needed.feedback

Hussain Afash

We're all here for the same reason. We have to build the team for the future who'll eventually feature in the senior team.feedback

Stephen Constantine

I've been a person who has always preferred to build a 'team for the future.' I am working with this bunch of guys so that a few may come up the ranks and land up with the senior National Team in the coming days.feedback

Elizabeth Saleh

People who migrated before the establishment of the modern Lebanese state [1943] and who, at the time, lived outside of the parameters of Mount Lebanon, but within today's Lebanese borders, were considered to belong to greater Syria. It was mostly young men who were sent abroad in search of opportunity. They would then send remittances back home and return to find a local bride.feedback

John Rafferty

How many people have to get shot? You can walk your dog at midnight around here. Minneapolis is not Syria.feedback

Mohamad Nabih Alkhateeb

I will go back after I have finished my education so I can rebuild Syria again.feedback

Sean Spicer

There is a shared interest that we have with Israel making sure that Iran does not gain any foothold military, base-wise in southern Syria. We are going to continue those talks [with Netanyahu].feedback

Michael Vachon

As a survivor of the Holocaust who hid from the Nazis in Budapest and later was himself a refugee, Soros knows firsthand what it means to be in mortal peril. He carries the memory of the international community's rejection of Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis. It is from the crucible of those experiences that his empathy for refugees from war-torn Syria and elsewhere was born.feedback

Irina Bokova - UNESCO

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova questions the craft giant's intervention in the world of antiquities.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

We certainly hope not ... We don't have to fight; we don't need to fight. We don't need to try to exclude each other from the scene in the Middle East. We certainly hope that if we don't agree with each other about the situation in Yemen or about the situation in Syria we can still work with each other in order to bring those situations to an end. Iran is a serious partner for all these countries in fighting a common enemy because we believe at the end of the day ... these extremist forces are as much a threat against us, but even more a threat against them.feedback

Mohamad Al Rashi

I'm an actor. I have no religion. I don't believe in God.feedback

Mohamad Alrefai

I just want this festival to be finished. I'm sure when I get to New York, I'm sure I'll love it.feedback

Lesley Rosenthal

It was quite a drama, with a big crew working behind the scenes to secure the artists' presence here.feedback

Mohamad Alrefai

Can't even think in Syria. I don't think I'll put myself through a situation like this again.feedback

Alexei Borodavkin

The essence of this correction is that during this round the opposition never once demanded the immediate resignation of President Bashar al-Assad and the legitimate Syrian government.feedback

Sami al-Aradi

I have participated in all of the battles of Iraq, but I've never seen anything like the battle for the old city. We have been fighting for each metre. And when I say we have been fighting for each metre, I mean it literally.feedback

Alexei Borodavkin

If they will be ready to make deals with the government delegation, that is one thing. If they again slide into ... ultimatums and preconditions that are not realistic, then this will not fly. This will lead the negotiations, be it direct or indirect, into a deadlock.feedback

Donald Trump Jr.

And all of a sudden you will have no bullets fired in Syria.feedback

Brett McGurk

The Russians have made clear they're very serious about this and willing to put some of their people on the ground to help monitor from the regime side. They do not want the regime violating the ceasefire.feedback

Brett McGurk

I think the president is referring to a very constructive discussion that he had with the Russians in building from this southwest agreement.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

On the Iraq-Syria situation, we have agreed to continue working together, in particular on the building of a roadmap for the post-war period. We have asked our diplomats to work in that direction, so in the next few weeks a concrete initiative can be taken and managed by the P5 [the five permanent members of United Nations Security Council(UNSC)].feedback

Brett McGurk

That discussion is very much ongoing, and I'm hopeful over the next week or so it can get somewhere.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Today we face new threats from rogue regimes like North Korea, Iran and Syria and the governments that finance and support them. We also face grave threats from terrorist organisations. We renew our resolve to stand united against these enemies of humanity and to strip them of their territory, their funding, their networks and ideological support. Something could happen with respect to the Paris accords lets see what happens, but we will talk about that over the coming period of time and if it happens that will be wonderful and if it doesn't that'll be OK too.feedback

Brett McGurk

We have identified 100 critical stabilization sites in and around Mosul which will be the immediate focus for de-mining and restoration. (The) United States last week announced an additional US$150 million for these stabilization programs. Today we are announcing more than US$119 million in additional humanitarian assistance and we hope to see similar contributions from our partners in this room in the coming weeks.feedback

Nicolas Tenzer

Macron's idea is to boost the US and the EU's pressure on Russia to broaden the scope of the discussions on Syria's fate. If Macron wants to have true commitment of the international community on Syria, obviously the US must be on board.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If you look at Iraq and if you look at Syria and you see the progress we've made with ISIS, it's been almost complete. The White House is functioning beautifully. The stock market has hit a new high. Job numbers are the best they've been in 16 years. We have a Supreme Court judge already confirmed. Energy is doing levels that we've never done before. Our military is doing well. We're knocking the hell out of ISIS, which Obama wasn't. There's not a thing that we're not doing well in.feedback

Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer

It's for France a unique opportunity to show French military power . . . and that's very important for Trump.feedback

Robert Grodt

Just know that I love you all, and there is a lot that goes unsaid. To my daughter, I am sorry that I am not there.feedback

Robert Grodt

My reason for joining the Y.P.G. was to help the Kurdish people in their struggle for autonomy.feedback

Donald Trump Jr.

People said, Oh, they shouldn't get along. Well, who are the people that are saying that? I think we get along very, very well. We are a tremendously powerful nuclear power, and so are they. It doesn't make sense not to have some kind of a relationship.feedback

Erik Jones

They have completely contrasting messages, where Trump has argued for 'America first,' Emmanuel Macron is arguing for a kind of cosmopolitan globalist vision of France and of Europe. That is going to create very sharp contrast when the two meet in France.feedback

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

It's high time to end the threat of militant groups in Arsal and little time is left to reach certain reconciliation deals. There are terrorists and planners of attacks in Arsal and this needs a solution.feedback

Jeff Davis - Navy

We have no information to corroborate those reports.feedback

Seri Subahan Kamal

On the 14th (of August) the team will arrive for the central training camp in Melaka.feedback

Seri Subahan Kamal

We're trying to get Syria because Syria will play a qualification match against Qatar in Melaka as well. We're trying to talk to Syria to get them to play against us on the 22nd, so coach Nelo (Malaysia head coach Nelo Vingada) has three matches (before the Hong Kong match). This time Melaka will host it as most of the stadiums in Kuala Lumpur will be occupied by the SEA Games which will end on the 30th.feedback

Seri Subahan Kamal

There are a few test matches that the national team department is arranging. Rest assured that the one that is confirmed is an away match on the 25th (August), against Macau. On the 26th we will be flying off to Yangon, Myanmar and on the 29th we will play Myanmar. Then we will come back and have a short Aidiladha break on the first (of September), the boys will come back on the second, and we will have the game (against Hong Kong) at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka on the fifth of September.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

We will try, on this basis, to take further steps forward.feedback

Bahram Qasemi

The [ceasefire] agreement can be fruitful if it is expanded to all of Syria and includes all the area that we discussed in Astana talks for de-escalating the tension. Iran is seeking Syria's sovereignty and security so a ceasefire cannot be limited to a certain location...no agreement would be successful without taking the realities on the ground into account.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election. He vehemently denied it. I've already given my opinion. We negotiated a ceasefire in parts of Syria which will save lives. Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!feedback

Nuri Kamal al-Maliki

Syria and Iraq are closely connected. If the situation in Syria is unstable, Iraq will be unstable. The state cannot control the situation. The coming phase will be bad.feedback

Staffan de Mistura - United Nations

The agreement is basically broadly holding quite well. l know in all agreements, there is a period of adjustment, we are watching that very carefully. We can say, we believe it has fairly good chances of working out. We consider it a significant step forward.feedback

Ziad Mahamid

When we heard the announcement of the tripartite deal between the Americans, Russians and Jordanians… honestly we hoped this fulfils the goals which we called for.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The G 20 Summit was a great success for the U.S. - Explained that the U.S. must fix the many bad trade deals it has made. Will get done! ... I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election. He vehemently denied it. I've already given my opinion ... We negotiated a ceasefire in parts of Syria which will save lives. Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think it was Russia and I think it could have been other people countries. Fake News said 17 intel agencies when actually 4 (had to apologise). Why did Obama did nothing when he had info before election? We negotiated a ceasefire in parts of Syria which will save lives. Now is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia! Sanctions were not discussed at my meeting with President Putin. Nothing will be done until Ukrainian & Syrian problems are solved!feedback

Steven Mnuchin

He focused on the cease-fire in Syria, which is a major accomplishment. He talked about Ukraine and he talked about North Korea, so this was a very substantive meeting. Why would President Trump broadcast exactly what he said in the meeting? Strategically that makes no sense. He's made it very clear how he feels.feedback

Ahmad al-Masalmeh

There's still a lot of anxiety. We've entered the cease-fire but there are no mechanisms to enforce it. That's what concerns people.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

After a very substantive discussion on this, they reached an agreement that they would start a cyberunit to make sure that there was absolutely no interference whatsoever, that they would work on cybersecurity together. And President Trump focused the conversation on Syria and the Ukraine and North Korea.feedback

Vladimir Putin

There is every reason to believe that we will be able to at least partially re-establish the level of cooperation that we need. I very much hope (for an improvement in relations) and it seems to me that some basis for this has already been created. It seems to me that the US position (on Syria) has become more pragmatic. There is a comprehension that if we combine our efforts, we can achieve a lot.feedback

Numan Kurtulmus

These (Turkish) preparations have reached level of a declaration of war and could lead to the outbreak of actual clashes in the coming days. We will not stand idly by against this potential aggression. This is not a declaration of war. We are making preparations against potential threats. Their (YPG) primary goal is a threat to Turkey, and if Turkey sees a YPG movement in northern Syria that is a threat to it, it will retaliate in kind.feedback

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro

Violence continues to be directed against civilians, with complete disrespect for civilian protection.feedback

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro

Fighting remains brutal in purpose and reprehensible in method. The imperative to fight terrorism must not, however, be undertaken at the expense of civilians who unwillingly find themselves living in areas where ISIL is present.feedback

Chagai Tzuriel

The question and concern is of course if it will be exploited by the Syrian regime, Hezbollah and Iran to create new facts on the ground.feedback

Robert Ford

The Russian objective is to insulate Damascus and the Syrian national government from outside pressure trying to pressure it into major concessions.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I think this is our first indication of the US and Russia being able to work together in Syria. And as a result of that, we had a very lengthy discussion regarding other areas in Syria that we can continue to work together on to de-escalate the areas and violence once we defeat [Islamic State], and to work together toward a political process that will secure the future of the Syrian people.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I had a very long conversation with the president of the United States. Many issues had accumulated, including Ukraine, Syria and other problems, some bilateral issues. We again went back to counterterrorism and cyber security issues … phone conversations are never enough definitely. I'm delighted to be able to meet you personally. And I hope that, as you have said, our meetings will yield positive results.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

The two leaders also acknowledged the challenges of cyber threats and interference in the democratic processes of the United States and other countries, and agreed to explore creating a framework around which the two countries can work together to better understand how to deal with these cyber threats. This de-escalation area was agreed. It's well-defined -- agreements on who will secure this area. A cease-fire has been entered into. And I think this is our first indication of the U.S. and Russia being able to work together in Syria.feedback

Michael Fallon

The recent history of the Syrian civil war is littered with ceasefires and it would be nice ... one day to have a ceasefire. None of these have turned out to be ceasefires, they have been broken persistently, broken by the regime and indeed broken by Russian activity itself. So, ... we welcome any ceasefire, but let's see it, let's see the results on the ground.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

And I think this is our first indication of the US and Russia being able to work together in Syria, and as a result of that, we had a very lengthy discussion regarding other areas in Syria that we can continue to work together on to de-escalate the areas in violence once we defeat ISIS and to work together towards a political process that will secure the future of the Syrian people.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We have made this clear to everyone. We certainly made it clear in our discussions with Russia.feedback

Vladimir Putin

We've had a very long discussion with the U.S. president. Many issues accrued, including Ukraine, Syria and other problems, as well as some bilateral issues. I'm delighted to meet you personally.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I had a very lengthy conversation with the President of the United States, there were a lot of issues such as Ukraine, Syria, other problems, some bilateral issues. We again returned to the issues of fighting terrorism and cybersecurity.feedback

Wolfango Piccoli

The Kremlin seeks to discuss a wide range of topics from economic relations to the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, while the U.S. side prefers a loose agenda for this first official meeting. It is unlikely that this closely-watched meeting will result in any tangible outcomes.feedback

Edward Oakden

It's obviously incumbent on the Russians to bring pressure to bear on both the (Syrian) regime and the Iranians, and on the regime's Hezbollah allies, to respect the spirit and the letter of this cease-fire and to contribute actively to the establishment of a de-escalation zone, rather than, as it appears, seeking to undermine it.feedback

Chagai Tzuriel

These are threats which should concern all parties who are interested in stabilizing Syria and the region, including the United States and Russia.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

The president opened the meeting by raising the concerns of the American people regarding Russian interference in 2016 election. Putin denied such involvement, as he has done in the past. The two leaders agreed this is of substantial hindrance. They agreed to exchange further work regarding commitments of noninterference in the affairs of the U.S. and our democratic process as well as other countries. This is our first indication of the US and Russia being able to work together in Syria.feedback

Luon Sovath

This is the rule of the Buddha. Except I use a smartphone and Facebook. This is modern monk technology.feedback

Luon Sovath

The problem in Cambodia is the ruling party controls everything – the money, the courts, the monks.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail. The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. The transatlantic bond between the United States and Europe is as strong as ever, and maybe in many ways, even stronger. We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes – including Syria and Iran – and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself.feedback

Theresa May

We know that the terrorist threat is evolving. We have seen the threat spread out of Syria and Iraq – into other countries and online. As we deny physical space to terrorists to operate in theatre, we must outpace the terrorist methodology as it develops to attack other vulnerable targets and increases inspired attacks. We must therefore combat the threat from every angle. This includes taking measures against permissive environments for terrorist financing, and monitoring the dispersal of foreign fighters from battle.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes including Syria and Iran, and to join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes – including Syria and Iran – and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself. Today, the West is also confronted by the powers that seek to test our will, undermine our confidence, and challenge our interests. To meet new forms of aggression, including propaganda, financial crimes, and cyberwarfare, we must adapt our alliance to compete effectively in new ways and on all new battlefields.feedback

Alison Saunders

We need to be acutely aware that if people can't go to Syria – and we have certainly seen this in some of the cases we have prosecuted – they may plan a sort of an attack here (UK) instead or they may do more to radicalise other people here to attack so we need to be very aware of that.feedback

Roy Bentham

Luciana needs to get on board quite quickly now. She will now have to sit round the table with us the next time she wants to vote for bombing in Syria or to pass a no confidence motion in the leader of the party – she will have to be answerable to us. We would like her to come out publicly like other MPs have done and apologise for not supporting him in the past.feedback

Sam Gyimah

We also know that IS is discouraging people from travelling over to the caliphate to help fight there and is encouraging them to perform jihad locally.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

The United States is prepared to explore the possibility of establishing with Russia joint mechanisms for ensuring stability, including no-fly zones, on the ground ceasefire observers, and coordinated delivery of humanitarian assistance. We call upon all parties, including the Syrian government and its allies, Syrian opposition forces, and Coalition forces carrying out the battle to defeat Islamic State, to avoid conflict with one another and adhere to agreed geographical boundaries for military de-confliction and protocols for de-escalation.feedback

Alexander Lavrentyev

During these consultations, the Turkish side said it needed more time in order ... to make an appropriate decision.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

While there are no perfect options for guaranteeing stability, we must explore all possibilities for holding the line against the resurgence of ISIS or other terrorist groups. The United States believes Russia, as a guarantor of [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's] regime and an early entrant into the Syrian conflict, has a responsibility to ensure that the needs of the Syrian people are met and that no faction in Syria illegitimately retakes or occupies areas liberated from ISIS's or other terrorist groups' control.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I want the entire world to know that in northern Syria, on our border, we are never going to allow a terrorist state to be established. If there is a threat against us, our troops will conduct any operations with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on the ground.feedback

Saara Sabbagh

I'm from Syria. People don't need to tell us what ISIS is doing. We are at the receiving end of ISIS. We're in this together. There's no us and them.feedback

Paul Hatfield

They are really dug in, they are professional, a lot of them foreigners. Very experienced fighters, they have been fighting for a long time. They try to outflank us with every opportunity.feedback

Paul Hatfield

It's very dangerous, with a lot of [Isis] snipers. At the moment my unit is in a dense neighbourhood about five [miles] from the city centre, with four to six storey high-rise apartment complexes. The snipers are horrible. They have a major advantage there. They have tunnels connecting every building of the neighbourhood. We blow them up once we move into a new area but they still have more and they manage to move around.feedback

Paul Hatfield

At the moment in Raqqa we have four fronts. A few days ago we had an offensive where we tried to push as close to the city centre as possible and we are still holding the western line which hasn't moved in the last 13 days.feedback

Paul Hatfield

We also see a lot of drone bombs. We had hundreds of them since we started in Raqqa.feedback

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