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Trump is involved in a joint press availability with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the White house.
President Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to remove U.S. armed forces from Northern Syria, said before a meeting with Italian President Sergio mattarella in the White house that Turkey is the invasion of Syria, “our problem”.
Trump’s comments come amid widespread, bipartisan criticism of his decision to withdraw from the region and before a scheduled trip from the U.S. to press, Vice-President Mike Pence to Turkey for ceasefire in its assault on the Syrian Kurdish fighters.
“If Turkey goes into Syria, it is between Turkey and Syria. It is not our problem,” Trump said, adding: “The Kurds know how to fight. Like I said, you are no angel.”
Trump said: “We are a police agent…for us, It is time to go home.”
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Trump the decision of the U.S. troops from Syria effectively abandoned, the Kurdish fighters, allied with the United States, and paved the way for the Turkish invasion. After fierce criticism at home, Trump new lever with the Turkey looked through the imposition of economic sanctions.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused so far, the U.S. threat of sanctions, said the only way his military offensive would end if the Syrian Kurdish fighters have a designated border area.
He met Wednesday with Italy’s President, Trump said: “If Syria wants to fight to take back their country, that is up to you and the Turkey.”
Trump added: “There is a lot of sand that you can play with.”
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But as a trump card, removing defending troops from the North East of Syria, he is also with his recent decision to send more troops to help Saudi Arabia to defend the Kingdom against Iran.
Trump says the U.S. is sending missiles and the “great power” to the Saudis, and added: “you will pay for that.”
Russia has moved to consolidate quickly and its leading role and fill the void, the Trump ordered the withdrawal of the American forces in northeast Syria. Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in remarks carried by Russian news agencies that Moscow is committed to the intermediary between Syria and Turkey.
After the US withdrawal from the Northern part of Syria, Russia has sent troops to convey the war-torn region with a resolution between Turkey and the Kurds.
Erdogan also said he had “no problem” at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, Russia, to discuss the soon to Syria. He then threw in doubt, planned for Nov. 13 meeting with Trump, citing the anger over the sanctions that Washington imposed on Monday, the NATO-allies.
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Washington’s abrupt withdrawal of its troops, the Kurds strike urged a deal with Russia-backed government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, his troops, the return to the regions of Northern Syria, which they leave at the height of the eight-year-old civil war.
It is also permissible to take Moscow to play a more important role as a conversation partner under Assad, the former US allies-the Kurds and Turkey.
Russia announced that it already has troops outside the flashpoint town of Manbij to keep the Syrian military and Turkish troops. The Syrian troops took control of Manbij, as U.S. troops completed their withdrawal from the city on Tuesday. To have the Syrian and Russian deployments seem to be thwarted, Turkey hopes the locality to conquer, is located to the West of the Euphrates.
Lavrov, the Russian foreign Minister also said Moscow will continue to promote Syria’s Kurds and the Syrian government to seek rapprochement after the US withdrawal. The Kurds hope to reach a deal with Damascus preserves at least a certain degree of autonomy, which they seized for themselves during the civil war.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.