Testimony for Assistant Secretary Wess Mitchell - House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “U.S. Policy Toward a Turbulent Middle East” April 18, 2018
Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you. It is an honor to represent the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in this hearing. In my comments today, I will focus on the strategic dimension of the conflict in Syria as it relates to the work of our Bureau, and specifically, to the part played by the Republic of Turkey and the Russian Federation.