Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says ratification of the pre-agreed roadmap in Syria will be on the top of his agenda during his visit to Washington on June 3-4.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US remains "deeply concerned about Iran's dangerous escalation threats to Israel and the region" and expressed his support for Israel "in this fight" during a visit to Tel Aviv.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to travel on to the Middle East, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan, where the future of the Iran nuclear deal and the conflict in Syria will be significant agenda items, officials said.
US President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, narrowly won approval from a Senate committee , and is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate as soon as this week.
The trial of the pastor accused of espionage and conducting activities on behalf of terror organisations continues in Turkey, causing frayed ties between Washington and Ankara even as they continue discussions.
Aiming to quell concerns before what is likely to be a narrow confirmation vote, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo vowed to ramp up efforts against Russia in "each place we confront them."
Pompeo's questioning by senators comes amid spiraling tensions with Russia and China and uncertainty over the Trump administration's international agenda.
Turkey announced that it had launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to clear Syria's Afrin region of the YPG/PKK and Daesh, which Turkey considers a threat to its national security.
Trump called for the freeze after reading a news report that the US had recently committed an additional $200 million to stabilize areas recaptured from Daesh, according to Wall Street Journal.
Rex Tillerson will retain the title of secretary of State until March 31, just over a year since he began the job. US President Donald Trump fired him following a series of rifts over foreign policy matters.
President Trump also slammed US spending in the Middle East, calling it futile, and argued that it detracts from domestic spending.
A team of three officials will be led by Ri Son Gwon, the chairman of North Korea's committee for the peaceful reunification of the country, the North told its neighbour early on Saturday, the South's Unification Ministry said.
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