Trump wants US troops home as soon as possible: White House

16 April 2018
247 Views

American objectives in Syria have not altered, the White House said Sunday, reiterating that President Donald Trump wants US troops home “as quickly as possible.”

“The US mission has not changed — the President has been clear that he wants US forces to come home as quickly as possible,” press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
“We are determined to completely crush ISIS and create the conditions that will prevent its return. In addition, we expect our regional allies and partners to take greater responsibility both militarily and financially for securing the region,” she added.
The statement came hours after French President Emmanuel Macron asserted that Paris had convinced Trump to stay engaged in Syria “for the long-term.”

“Ten days ago, President Trump was saying the United States of America had a duty to disengage from Syria,” Macron said during a two-hour grilling on French television, broadcast days after his government joined the US and Britain in launching strikes against alleged Syrian regime chemical weapons facilities.

The three allies joined forces for the missile strikes a week after a deadly attack on the town of Douma where civilians were hit with chlorine and sarin, according to the Western powers.

“I assure you, we have convinced him that it is necessary to stay for the long-term,” Macron told veteran journalists Jean-Jacques Bourdin and Edwy Plenel.

source: AFP

You may be interested

JOKER results: 23/09/2018
GREECE
shares30 views
GREECE
shares30 views

JOKER results: 23/09/2018

Panos - Sep 23, 2018

The winning numbers from the JOKER draw are as follows:

Lotto results: 22/09/2018
GREECE
shares39 views
GREECE
shares39 views

Lotto results: 22/09/2018

Panos - Sep 22, 2018

The winning numbers from the Lotto draw are as follows:

EU27 tell May “mild Brexit” not an option
POLITICS
shares48 views
POLITICS
shares48 views

EU27 tell May “mild Brexit” not an option

makis - Sep 21, 2018

Theresa May’s proposed new economic partnership with the EU “will not work”, the head of the European Council has said.…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.