Washington denies holding any meetings with the Syrian officials in Damascus
US State Department spokeswoman Heather Neuert denied news received by Reuters a few days ago of a meeting of senior US intelligence officials with Syrian intelligence officials in Damascus.
“The report does not express any truth we know surely. It does not reflect what the US government is following at this stage …, and I am not aware of any such meeting”, said spokeswoman Heather Neuert.
“There is an ongoing dialogue with members of the Syrian government about the expulsion of Da’ash from Syria, Damascus’s use of chemical weapons and its stockpiles of these weapons, including chlorine, as well as the fate of journalist Austin Thais, who is believed to be held in Syria,” Reuters quoted US officials as saying on condition of anonymity. ”