The French president Emmanuel Macron questioned the reliability of the United States as an ally in the coalition in Syria. He said Sunday during a visit to French troops in Chad of the decision of the American president Donald Trump to the Us forces to withdraw from Syria to regret.
“An ally would be reliable. Allies would stand shoulder to shoulder to fight,” said Macron. “I regret the decision in respect of Syria deeply.” Earlier this year, the BBC spoke of a ‘bromance’ between Macron and Trump.
Trump announced last week to the approximately two thousand American soldiers in Syria to return home immediately. Also he stops air strikes on positions in the Middle East of Islamic State (IS). The terreurbeweging would be defeated and therefore support is no longer necessary, argues Trump.
The United States led in recent years an international coalition in Syria and Iraq to the terreurbeweging IS off. Also the Netherlands is part of.
‘Macron close nobody out and talking with everyone, also with Trump’
Decision was this week prior to unrest
The decision of the United States led this week to other unrest. The American envoy in the fight against IS decided this year. According to him, IS still not defeated.
Rather stepped the American Defence minister, Jim Mattis, due to Trumps decision. This created unrest among both Republican and Democratic politicians.
American politicians respond baffled and worried on departure Mattis
Turkey reinforces border with Syria
Turkey strengthened its forces near the border with Syria. That message from local media shortly after the announcement of Trump about the withdrawal of his troops. According to the Turkish news agency DHA is a Turkish convoy to the border with Syria on the way, including tanks, pieces of artillery, and buses with commands.
Trump showed Sunday, also via Twitter know that he was a “long and productive” telephone conversation with Erdogan had had. It came to the “slow and well-coordinated” retreat of the American troops, but also the fight against IS and the joint involvement in Syria.
Turkey sends troops to Syrian border
Do you want to every morning, right to know what you night have missed, and what the day is going to happen? Subscribe to our This is the news-newsletter!