Officials said the cable is unlikely to alter Obama's current policy on Syria, as the White House remains opposed to deeper USA military involvement in the conflict, Reuters news agency reported.
"Dozens" of top State officials have signed a document "protesting" U.S. policy in Syria for being focused on fighting ISIS.
Such a move would be a radical change in policy for President Obama, who has focused US military operations in the country on targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The crisis in Syria has sent millions of refugees all over Europe and now we are bringing in hundreds of refugees each week.
More than 50 State Department officials rebuked the Obama administration's Syria policy in an internal letter that urges for military strikes against the government of President Bashar al-Assad for persistent ceasefire violations.
Elsewhere, Russian fighter jets continued to strike Syrian rebels - some backed by the U.S. - near al-Tanf, in southern Syria. Obama, backed by his military leaders, has raised questions about what would happen if Assad was forced out.
A former senior USA official said disclosure of a document of this type - the final version of which is classified - "corrodes the trust between the president and those who serve him".
The Journal said the document called for "targeted air strikes".
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To respond to Assad's repeated violations of a ceasefire, the diplomats called for "a judicious use of stand-off and air weapons, which would undergird and drive a more focused and hard-nosed USA -led diplomatic process".
Signatories of the cable consider policy action against Syria to be largely a failure over the last five years. "The status quo in Syria will continue to present increasingly dire, if not disastrous, humanitarian, diplomatic and terrorism-related challenges".
Several U.S. officials said that while the White House is prepared to hear the diplomats' dissenting viewpoint, it is not expected to spur any changes in President Barack Obama's approach to Syria in his final seven months in office. Kerry, a forceful advocate of Obama's initial plan to launch airstrikes after Assad's use of chemical weapons, reversed course after the president opted against them.
there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran)..
Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting Copenhagen, told Reuters on Friday: "It's an important statement and I respect the process, very, very much".
Experts reportedly opine that, "In a nutshell, the group would like to see a military option put forward to put some pressure... on the regime".
The cable warns that the U.S.is losing prospective allies among Syrias majority Sunni population in its fight against the Sunni extremist group Islamic State while the regime continues to bomb and starve them.
Mr Dyer said 29-year-old Omar Mateen drove around during the night visiting potential targets before attacking Pulse. Salman is cooperating, but authorities are considering filing criminal charges against her.
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As his victims lay bleeding to death at the Pulse gay nightclub, gunman Omar Mateen stopped to make several phone calls. Salman told the Federal Bureau of Investigation she was with him when he bought ammunition and a holster.
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According to NBC, Mateen's mother called Salman during the early morning hours on Sunday asking if she knew where her son was. Investigators are focusing on what role Mateen's wife, Noor Salman , might have played in the attack.
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But she said a steady flow of voters at the polls seemed to indicate the call had little, if any, effect on the race by midday. Had Sanders dropped out prior to the California primary , down-ballot races likely would not look as favorable for Democrats.
A security official said that the two sides held talks on the issue and agreed that border should be re-opened. As part of the agreement, officials said all Afghans would need official documents to pass into Pakistan.
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