US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ethan A. Goldrich met with leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday.
Preserving stability in northeast Syria is significant, Goldrich said. “The United States remains committed to ensuring the lasting defeat of ISIS in partnership with the SDF.”
On 30 May, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said it is important to refrain from escalation in Syria to preserve existing ceasefire lines and avoid any further destabilisation.
Turkey’s plans to launch a military operation in northern Syria will put the region at risk, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on 1 June.
The active fight against ISIS continues in Syria, and Turkey’s possible operations could jeopardise the efforts against ISIS, Blinken said.