He announced that US President Barack Obama, seeking to strengthen the partnership with Iraq and to work to put an end to the war in Syria. Obama said according to a statement the US embassy in Iraq, the agency "Sama Baghdad News" received a copy of it, about to leave John Allen special presidential envoy and the appointment of Brett Mgoork substitute "the oldest deep gratitude to General John Allen as he prepares to leave office a presidential special envoy of the international coalition for the war against Daash month Next, thirteen months ago, I asked John Allen once again to postpone retirement from government service deserved a well-deserved, the service, which included nearly 38 years in the Marine Corps, where he served our country in the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond. " "The cost Allen a very difficult task, namely, to build the idea of a strong international coalition would pledge a wide range of political, diplomatic, military, economic and other efforts to weaken and thus destroy Daash". Obama continued, "Gen. Allen level of challenge where expressed his ability and courage of two large, but his hard work, great credit to the leadership of the United States returns today an international coalition is made up of 65 countries forced the organization Daash to retreat and abandon territorial gains in Iraq and Syria, this alliance will also provide advice and assistance Iraqi security forces and suffocates financing Daash and object flow of foreign fighters in order to contribute to the stability of the population in the liberated areas, ideas abhorrent and anti-regulation. " He pointed out that "American leadership of the alliance make the world a safer place, but we are lucky that addresses a leader and a great patriot like John Allen to lead our efforts, I have often relied on his advice and his leadership and I am so grateful that he responded again to his country's call to service." He said the US president "just as I thank Gen. Allen for his service, I am pleased to welcome his deputy Brett Mgoork as the new Special Presidential Envoy for the war against Daash, Brett accompanied always Gen. Allen in this war, and Brett was and is still one of the most trusted advisers in the issues of concern to Iraq." . Obama drew the "oldest my full support for Brett as he continues to expand and strengthen the international coalition efforts to weaken and consequently destroy Daash, and asked him to work closely with my national security team to strengthen our partnership with Iraq and to work intensively with regional partners to put an end to the civil war in Syria and still feed Daash and other extremist groups. "
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