Trump to Erdogan on Syria: ‘It's all yours'

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'Who will get the money?'

Mr Trump has committed to a pull out from the war-torn country.

Following Trump's ascendancy to the presidential post, a former commonality once again unified the two countries' policies.

"The execute order for Syria has been signed", a United States military spokesperson told AFP when asked about the withdrawal order, without providing further details. General Mattis did not see this as a problem. "I DO, and it is being fixed!" On the second day of a partial government shutdown, President Trump announced he is accelerating the departure of Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Trump's decision to withdraw all troops from Syria will not change Israel's policy of acting against Iranian attempts to establish bases in the neighboring country.

'Because you have the right to a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, ' Mattis wrote in his resignation letter, 'I believe it is right for me to step down from my position'.

Mr Trump's decision to leave Syria has prompted a wave of resignations from senior USA officials, including Secretary of Defence James Mattis and Washington's envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition.

"It's true this opens more avenues for passage between Iran and Syria, but just as we know how to defend ourselves now, we'll know how to deal with the new situation", she stated. Having not done so, the former official said, "would be an indictment of the president himself had he not met the individual coordinating the global coalition against the Islamic State".

Trump's declaration of a victory over IS has been roundly contradicted by his own experts' assessments, and his decision to pull troops out was widely denounced by members of Congress, who called his action rash.

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"I think that the president feels very strongly about his decision in Syria", Schlapp replied.

Also on ABC; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined leading Republicans on foreign affairs in urging Trump to withhold a final decision for 90 days, saying withdrawal would be "a premature and costly mistake".

Syria has been engulfed in a seven-year civil war. The United States also considers the PKK a terrorist organization.

It was later discovered he was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told TIME in April that he expected Assad to remain in power, but advised him to distance himself from Iran, Saudi Arabia's top regional rival.

Trump has expressed doubt MBS - the prince is known by his initials - was involved in the killing.

Turkey began reinforcing its positions on both sides of its border with Syria on Sunday, a Reuters witness said, as Ankara and Washington agreed to coordinate a USA withdrawal from Syria.

So, how might the United States pull-out affect America's regional allies - Saudi Arabia, Israel and Turkey? "In that regard, whether they disingenuously cling to their contrived pretext of violating Syria's sovereignty and entering the fray exclusively to bring the fight to al-Nusra Front, Daesh and al-Qaeda, or concede that they were always in it to engineer what they call regime change, the intervention was by any informed analysis, always a violation of worldwide law", he stated.

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