from RT (I added something to the title for clarity)
The US troop withdrawal from Syria needs a “pause” in order to
protect the Kurds, the potential interests of Israel, and to prevent
Iran from scoring a big win in Syria, a top GOP senator has said.
The withdrawal of the US military from the country is currently in a “pause situation,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R- SC) told reporters on Monday after having lunch with President Trump at the White House.
“We talked about Syria. He told me some things I didn’t know that made me feel a lot better about where we’re headed in Syria,” said Graham, who is an outspoken critic of Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria.
Earlier this month, Trump announced his decision to withdraw the US
contingent – believed to be some 2,000-strong – from Syria, yet again
claiming victory over the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist
group in the country. Graham believes the group was not actually
defeated and the president promised to destroy it again.
“He promised to destroy ISIS. He’s going to keep that promise. We’re not there yet,” said the senator.
Apart from that, Trump is “worried” about the “potential dangers to Israel,” and will work with Ankara to ensure that “we don’t have a war between the Turks and our allies the Kurds,” Graham revealed...
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