Friday, March 30, 2018

President Trump Tells Advisers He Wants The U.S. Out Of Syria. Freezes Funds for Syrian Recovery

Wall Street Journal: Trump Freezes Funds for Syrian Recovery, Signaling Pullback

Order to State Department to hold off on spending jibes with president’s call for an early exit

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump froze more than $200 million in funds for recovery efforts in Syria as his administration reassesses Washington’s broader role in the protracted conflict there.

The White House ordered the State Department to put the spending on hold, U.S. officials said, a decision in line with Mr. Trump’s declaration on Thursday that America would exit Syria and “let the other people take care of it now.”

Mr. Trump called for the freeze after reading a news report noting that the U.S. had recently committed an additional $200 million to support early recovery efforts in Syria, said the officials. Departing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pledged the money in February in Kuwait at a meeting of the coalition to defeat Islamic State.

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More News On Reports That President Trump Has Told His Advisers That He Wants The U.S. Out Of Syria

Trump freezing Syria funds in signal of US pullback, report says -- FOX News
Trump Orders State Dept. to Suspend Funds for Syria Recovery -- NYT
Trump tells advisers he wants U.S. out of Syria: senior officials -- Reuters
Trump told advisers he wants US to withdraw from Syria soon: report -- The Hill


fred said...

It means: betrayal of the Kurds and anti Assad forces
It means: giving Putin and Assad and Iran what they want

cut and run for sure

Mike Feldhake said...

England and the Allies screwed forever the Kurds after WWI and the end of the Ottoman Empire. They did not recognize the Kurds and provide a state for them when they decided the lands. This will haunt us for a long time.