In a statement that seems somewhat exaggerated, the State Department has included stabilizing Syria within a recap of wins in 2015.
On the official blog for the U.S. Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State, John Kirby wrote “The Year-In-Review” where he outlined ten “Pivotal Foreign Policy Moments of 2015”.
Politico noted highlights within Kirby’s blog, including: re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, protecting the Arctic, clinching the Iran nuclear agreement, stopping the Ebola outbreak, committing to U.N. development goals, securing a free trade deal, preserving ocean health, and reaching the climate agreement.
Syria is still in the midst of a political uprising in which refugees are fleeing at a distressed rate. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, 31 governors publicly opposed to Syrian refuges immigrating to their states.
Even still, the State Department believes we’ve made significant progress.
“The United States has led the world in humanitarian aid contributions since the crisis began in 2011. Led by Secretary Kerry, the United States also continues to push for a political transition in Syria,” read Kirby’s report.
“Under [Secretary] Kerry’s stewardship, in December, the UN Security Council passed a U.S.-sponsored resolution that puts forward a roadmap that will facilitate a transition within Syria to a credible, inclusive, nonsectarian government that is responsive to the needs of the Syrian people.”
Beauties, how knowledgable are you on foreign policy? What do you think about the way in which the Obama administration has handled the immigration of Syrian refugees?