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Syria: Donald Trump wants to withdraw his armed troops, an influential Republican senator is opposed

2019-10-07T14:28:06.560Z

On Monday, US President Donald Trump said he wanted to withdraw US troops from Syria. A decision that provoked the ire of influential Senator Lindsey Graham.



On Monday, US President Donald Trump said he wanted to withdraw US troops from Syria. A decision that provoked the ire of influential Senator Lindsey Graham.

Donald Trump justified on Monday the decision of the United States to withdraw their soldiers from the north of Syria explaining that he wanted to let the protagonists involved in this conflict to "resolve the situation" themselves, confirming his desire to disengage In the region.

"Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to resolve the situation and determine what they want to do with the IS fighters captured in their 'neighborhood'" The US president said in a long series of tweets, his first reaction since the White House announced the withdrawal of his troops from northern Syria, paving the way for a Turkish military offensive against the Kurds.

Trump accuses Europe of taking the United States for a "pigeon"

"The Kurds have fought with us, but they have received a lot of money and equipment to do it, they've been fighting Turkey for decades, I've been away from this conflict for almost three years, but it's time for us to get out of these ridiculous and endless wars, many of which are tribal, "said the Republican billionaire, who announced late last year the withdrawal of US troops from Syria.

"We will fight where we find an advantage, and only to win," he also said, accusing Europe of thinking that the United States was a "pigeon".

"The abandonment of the Kurds will be a stain on the honor of America", according to a senator

Lindsey Graham, one of Donald Trump's closest Republican senators, on Monday urged the US president to "reverse" his "decision" to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, saying the move was "disaster-prone" . "If this plan, which opens the way for a Turkish military offensive against the Kurds, is implemented, I will introduce a resolution in the Senate asking that we reconsider this decision." I expect that it is largely supported by both parties, "said the elected Republican in a tweet. Donald Trump's decision "guarantees the return of the IS" and "the abandonment of the Kurds will be a blot on the honor of America," warned the influential Conservative senator of South Carolina.

Although close ally of Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham had already opposed the US military withdrawal from Syria, announced by the White House late last year. On Monday, US troops deployed in northern Syria began their withdrawal from areas near the Turkish border. The UN said it is "preparing for the worst".

Source: europe1

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