US officials have accused President Donald Trump of not being a good leader and a failure to implement his policies, amid rising tensions in the Middle East.
The Trump administration has faced growing criticism over its handling of the crisis in Syria, where Russia-backed forces are fighting rebels, including US-backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Trump’s administration has also faced criticism over a ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.
“The president is not doing a good job,” said Deputy National Security Adviser Mark Dubowitz, a former general who served under President Barack Obama.
“He has not been a good manager of the situation in Syria.”
Trump has been criticised for not doing enough to end the civil war in Syria and has blamed Russia for fuelling the conflict.
Syria has been divided into three regions since the civil conflict erupted in 2011.
The United Nations says more than 5 million people have been killed.
U.S. officials have said Russia-supported Syrian government forces have carried out an indiscriminate air campaign against civilians and rebels in the country’s northwest, which has killed at least 1,500 people.
Russia has said its forces were not responsible for the killings and called for an end to the air campaign.
On Friday, the United Nations Security Council backed a plan to hold a meeting on Syria in Geneva, where the U.N. Security Council would meet for a day to discuss the situation.
The plan calls for the meeting to be held on July 11.
In a separate development, the U,N.
and the Us. state department said that U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had carried out a suicide bombing in a military camp near the Turkish border that killed 17 civilians.