Netanyahu, Trump discuss Syria following US withdrawal announcement

December 21, 2018 by TPS
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke with United States President Donald Trump Thursday to discuss the situation in Syria.

Photo by Kobi Richter/TPS on 20 December, 2018

In a statement that came just a day after Trump said he would be withdrawing all US troops from Syria, the Prime Minister’s Office said the two had also discussed ways to “continue cooperation between Israel and the US against Iranian aggression.”

Earlier in the day, during a tripartite meeting with the leaders of Greece and Cyprus, Netanyahu said that despite the American troop withdrawal, Israel would “continue to take very strong action against Iran’s attempts to entrench itself in Syria” and that it would do so “with the full support and backing of the US.”

Meanwhile, Trump tweeted today: Does the USA want to be the Policeman of the Middle East, getting NOTHING but spending precious lives and trillions of dollars protecting others who, in almost all cases, do not appreciate what we are doing? Do we want to be there forever? Time for others to finally fight.”



2 Responses to “Netanyahu, Trump discuss Syria following US withdrawal announcement”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Finally I agree with President Trump. All occupation forces (western or eastern) out of West Asia (so called Middle East).

  2. Adrian Jackson says:

    Good to see foreign forces leaving this protracted war zone. My concern now is the future of Kurdistan the allies who helped Iraq, Syria, and US and Russian air force deal with the ISIS insurgents to a large degree.

    However ISIS will only reverted to Phase 1 of guerilla warfare hiding out and striking with low level hit and run tactics.

    The forerunners of ISIS were created when the USSR invaded Afghanistan many decades ago and the USA provided arms and ground to air “Stinger” missiles to the local insurgents. The USSR withdrew after 10 years of fighting and reaching a stalemate but the damage had been done with thousands of Afghan and foreign combat trained fighters left behind.

    Parliamentarians need to study military history of the proposed AO if they are thinking of intervention or invasion but they dont, particularly Americans.

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