Biden appoints McGurk as envoy to Middle East, North Africa

U.S. media reported that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden chose Brett McGurk, the former envoy of the U.S.-led international coalition to defeat ISIS mercenaries, for a leadership role in the White House to oversee U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa.

The "New York Times" and "CNN" reported that McGurk was chosen as the senior director of the National Security Council for the Middle East and North Africa.

In 2018, McGurk resigned from the position of the United States' envoy to the international coalition that fights against ISIS, in protest against Trump's decision to withdraw American forces from Syria, and he is considered one of the most vocal critics of the Turkish invasion of north and east Syria.


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