I was not consulted on Syria pullout, CENTCOM chief Votel says

I was not consulted on Syria pullout, CENTCOM chief Votel says

I was not consulted on Syria pullout, CENTCOM chief Votel says

"It is time", Trump said.

President Donald Trump's announcement that U.S. troops would leave Syria caused outrage at home and overseas.

In his State of the Union address, Trump said Iran "chants death to America and threatens genocide against the Jewish people".

"U.S. hostility has led it to support dictators, butchers & extremists, who've only brought ruin to our region", Zarif wrote. The president later declared that he would also be pulling some 7,000 US troops out of Afghanistan, where his administration is involved in peace talks with the Taliban-something that also got a shoutout in tonight's speech.

Salih was responding to comments Trump made in an interview with CBS News" "Face the Nation' in which he said the U.S. has an "incredible base" in Iraq that he intends to keep, "because I want to be able to watch Iran".

By 2016, ISIS was on the defensive and the U.S. -led coalition supported Iraqi and Syrian partners' advance on Mosul and Raqqa, which would not fall until July 2017 and October 2017, respectively, months after Trump had taken over in the U.S. As a result, the Republican leader has often taken credit for successes against ISIS, which continued steadily through 2018. "It does have certain components that are still left in it, although they are dispersed and disaggregated they have the capability of coming back together if we don't", Votel said.

President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address on Tuesday to call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate AIDS in the United States within a decade.

"The concern is if we move our forces out of Syria that that may take some pressure off of the ISIS forces in Syria", Hecker said.

Just two years ago.

It took more than 60 minutes for Donald Trump to mention the Middle East in his State of the Union speech, but when he did, the U.S. president defended his decision to pull American troops out of Syria, despite opposition among the nation's top military and intelligence brass and from the president's own political party.

This marks the first time a USA president has acknowledged talking not just to the Afghan Taliban but also to other groups.

"I think we have to look more closely at the allegations in this particular situation to find out what happened", he added.

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who delivered the traditional response to the presidential address later, made it obvious that Trump's calls for conciliation did not impress the Democrats.

After 17 years of war in Afghanistan, Trump praised "the unmatched valor" of US forces. "And one of the reasons I want to keep it is because I want to be looking a little bit at Iran because Iran is a real problem".

In his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Mr Trump said "virtually all" of the group's territory in Syria and Iraq had been liberated, saying it was "time to give our courageous warriors in Syria a warm welcome home".

The Kurdish YPG militia makes up more than two thirds of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which the United States have used as the main proxy against IS in northeastern Syria. "Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one", he said.

'Now, you're always going to have people, they'll be around, ' he said.

Senate Republicans seldom buck Trump on anything, but they have become increasingly agitated lately over his administration's foreign policy.

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