President Donald Trump gives military 4 months to leave Syria

03 January, 2019, 03:58 | Author: Donnie King
  • Map showing territorial control in Syria at seven key moments in the war

'I think the president is committed to making sure when we leave Syria that ISIS is completely defeated, ' Graham said.

"I don't want to be in Syria", Trump said on Wednesday, while adding that "I never said we're getting out tomorrow".

Speaking during his first Cabinet meeting of the New Year, Trump said, "we're not talking about vast wealth, we're talking about sand and death".

"But we want to protect the Kurds, nevertheless, we want to protect the Kurds". Sean Robertson, said Monday, "I'll let the president's words speak for themselves".

Graham, who as a member of the Armed Services committee has frequently visited United States troops in combat zones, was once a frequent critic of Trump but, reversing course, now frequently defends him and seems to have gained privileged access to the president's ear. Graham said the process of removing the military could potentially be slowed down.

Senator Lindsey Graham had warned that removing all 2,000 USA troops from Syria would hurt national security by allowing Islamic State to rebuild, betraying US -backed Kurdish fighters of the YPG militia battling remnants of the militant group, and enhancing Iran's ability to threaten Israel.

President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of US forces in Syria, Republican Sen.

In the past, Trump has said he has great admiration for the Kurds, describing them as great fighters.

Trump said the slower planned withdrawal was motivated in part by the desire to protect the US-backed Kurdish fighters in the country as Washington draws down troops.




Graham said later on Twitter that Trump would make sure that any withdrawal from Syria "will be done in a fashion to ensure: 1) ISIS is permanently destroyed 2) Iran doesn't fill in the back end".

"I think we're in a pause situation", the South Carolina Republican said outside the White House after lunch with the President.

Netanyahu met with Pompeo in Brasilia on Tuesday to discuss developments in the Middle East, including security cooperation between the two countries regarding Syria and Iran. "If I stayed in Endless Wars forever, they would still be unhappy!" .

USA commanders planning the withdrawal are recommending that YPG fighters battling Isis be allowed to keep US-supplied weapons, according to USA officials.

Critics not only warn of a resurgence of IS, but worry that the American exit is a betrayal of US -backed Kurdish forces in Syria and leaves them vulnerable to an attack from Turkish forces.

The Syrian Defense Ministry announced Wednesday that "approximately 400 Kurdish fighters" had left the border town, days after Kurdish groups appealed to the government of President Bashar al-Assad to support them against a possible Turkish offensive. "He's frustrated, I get that".

"The president is reconsidering how we would do this", Graham said.

CNN reported that Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had communed with national security adviser, John R. Bolton, before the two men travel to Turkey and Israel. His announcement of an abrupt withdrawal of United States forces cost him his defence secretary when Jim Mattis quit in protest.

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