Senate Rebukes Trump on Syria Policy Hours Before State of the Union

Senate Rebukes Trump on Syria Policy Hours Before State of the Union

Senate Rebukes Trump on Syria Policy Hours Before State of the Union

Iraqi President Barham Salih on Monday said that President Donald Trump did not request permission from the Iraqi government to leave stationed usa troops in the country for the goal of monitoring neighboring Iran.

A top USA general warned on Tuesday that Islamic State would pose an enduring threat following a planned US withdrawal from Syria, saying the militant group retained leaders, fighters, facilitators and resources that will fuel a menacing insurgency.

"We're going to keep watching and we're going to keep seeing and if there's trouble, if somebody is looking to do nuclear weapons or other things, we're going to know it before they do", he asserted.

Trump also said he plans to transfer some of the American troops stationed in Syria to Iraq. Abdullah said that, despite this, the partial withdrawal of US -led foreign forces would not spell the end of the world for Afghanistan.

Trump announced in mid-December that he was ordering the withdrawal of the 2,000 US troops in Syria.

"We spent a fortune on building this incredible base".

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told CBS News early previous year that the Afghan security forces would not last more than six months and the Kabul government would collapse if the United States were to withdraw its financial and military support. "As I read it, it recognizes. his effort for us to examine exactly what we are doing in these places", Risch said. He also slammed the notion that the US has a base in Iraq, reminding the world that the military bases in Iraq are Iraqi and foreigners are there as guests only.

During a recent visit to Iraq, Trump said he had no plans to withdraw US troops from Iraq.

The resolution was sponsored by the Republican leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell, who said last week the measure "would acknowledge the plain fact that Al-Qaeda, ISIS and their affiliates in Syria and Afghanistan continue to pose a serious threat to our nation".

U.S.is seeking to broker an agreement that prevents Turkey from following through on its threats to launch a full-scale military offensive against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. "The US is a major power. but do not pursue your own policy priorities, we live here".

In the interview, Trump also said he thinks sending troops to Iraq in 2003 was "one of the greatest mistakes" the United States has ever made.

He said USA forces could be deployed again if there is a resurgence of militant groups like al-Qaeda.

He declined to put a timeline on withdrawing from Syria, vaguely saying "at a certain point, we want to bring our people back home", first going to bases in Iraq and then to the US.

Officially, Iraq says there are no American bases on its soil - only instructors deployed at Iraqi bases.

"The Iraqi constitution rejects the use of Iraq as a base for hitting or attacking a neighbouring country", President Barham Saleh said.

On Sunday, former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi also criticized remarks by Trump, the Iraqi News reported. Iraq should not be used as a spring board to attack its neighbors. "We are not proxies outside the interests of our nation". We never had Syria because President Obama never wanted to violate the red line in the sand.

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