Us-Syrian relations: the rise and fall of

Us-Syrian relations: the rise and fall of


Американо-сирийские отношения: взлеты и падения

How to develop bilateral relations between the US and Syria since 1944.

September 1944: the United States recognized Syria as an independent state in exchange for full recognition and guarantees for the protection of the rights of the States and their citizens.

November 1944: the United States established diplomatic relations with Syria

February 1958: the cessation of diplomatic relations between the US and Syria in connection with the formation of Syria and Egypt the new state – United Arab Republic. In the capital of the United Arab Republic – Cairo – continues to operate the U.S. Embassy.

October 1961: after the withdrawal of Syria from the United Arab Republic, diplomatic relations between the US and Syria restored.

Американо-сирийские отношения: взлеты и падения

June 1967: Syria severed diplomatic relations with the United States after the six day war.

February 1974: the Embassy of Italy in Syria, created an office, which, interesse – diplomatic mission with limited powers.

June 1974: US President Richard Nixon visited Syria on an official visit. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were restored in full, the U.S. Embassy in Damascus has resumed.

May 1977: the Meeting of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Syrian President Hafez Assad in Geneva.

December 1979: U.S. made Syria to the list of state sponsors of terrorism and imposed economic sanctions.

1986: the United States withdrew its Ambassador from Syria, and expanded economic sanctions in response to the evidence of Syrian involvement in terrorist attacks on air transport.

1987: the U.S. Ambassador back to Syria after the authorities expelled the terrorist “Abu Nidal Organization”

December 1993: the US softened sanctions on Syria.

May 2002: US President George W. Bush took Syria to the so-called “axis of evil” (along with Iran and North Korea)

May 2004: the US imposed sanctions against Syria in connection with podderzhivanie and failure to prevent extremists in Iraq.

Американо-сирийские отношения: взлеты и падения

February-April 2005: the escalation of tension in U.S.-Syrian relations after the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri

May 2010: United States tightened sanctions against Syria in connection with its alleged support for terrorists and attempts to obtain weapons of mass destruction

May 2011: the US and the European Union tightened sanctions against Syria in response to brutal suppression of peaceful protests

August 2012: President Barack Obama warned Syria that use of chemical weapons could lead to US intervention

December 2012: the United States joined Britain, France, Turkey and Gulf countries, which have recognized the National coalition of Syrian revolutionary and opposition forces – the official representative of the Syrian people.

September 2014: the United States along with five Arab countries launched air strikes on ISIS bases near Aleppo

April 2017: the President of the United States Donald trump ordered the strike on the Syrian air base that was used for chemical attacks in the town of Khan Shaykhun.

May 2017: the United States has provided weapons to Kurdish people’s protection units in Syria, which along with the Syrian democratic forces, the main opposition force, recaptured the strategically important town of Tabka ISIL militants.

June 2017: the US Military has shot down a Syrian plane near Raqqa after it attacked positions of the Syrian democratic forces

September 2017: the United States imposed a ban on entry into its seven countries: Syria, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea.

December 2017: the Pentagon reported finding in Syria about 2 thousand American soldiers.

January 2018: the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the US troops will remain in Syria for a long time after the victory over ISIS.

March 2018: President Donald trump decided to suspend the allocation of funds for the reconstruction of Syria.

April 2018: trump said about a possible full withdrawal of American troops from Syria. He later warned that the Assad regime “will pay dearly” for carrying out a chemical attack. 13 April, the U.S. launched a missile attack on the three objects that are directly related to the manufacture and use of chemical weapons.