United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US President Donald Trump will make a significant announcement on the status of the fight against the ISIS in Syria during his State of the Union Address next week. It is to be noted that Trump is scheduled to deliver the State of the Union Address in a joint session of the US Congress on February 5.
Speaking to Fox News, Pompeo said, "The President will make a significant announcement, I think, in the State of the Union next week with respect to the status of the caliphate, the real estate, the grounds from which ISIS had been operating in Syria when this administration came in." He also said that Trump would host foreign ministers of the "Global Coalition to Defeat the ISIS" and have discussions with them.
He added: "You remember prisoners in cages, people kneeling on the beaches and being beheaded. This was tragic. Next week on February 6, he is hosting foreign ministers of the "Global Coalition to Defeat the ISIS" for an in-depth discussion on defeating them."
"We also know that in spite of the enormous progress we've made and the success that we've had, that the threat from radical Islamic terrorism is real and we need to continue to do all that we can to make sure that there's not a resurgence of ISIS or that all the other variants of that terror regime continue to be under pressure," Pompeo said.