Pompeo discusses Syria troop withdrawal with Netanyahu

Pompeo discusses Syria troop withdrawal with Netanyahu

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday that the planned withdrawal of US forces from Syriawould not change Washington’s commitments to the Jewish state.

In his first public comments on President Trump’s decision to pull the ground troops, Pompeo said it “in no way changes anything that this administration is working on alongside Israel.”

“The counter-ISIS campaign continues, our efforts to counter Iranian aggression continue and our commitment to Middle East stability and the protection of Israel continues in the same way it did before that decision was made,” he said in Brazil, where both men attended the inauguration of President Jair Bolsonaro, New York Post reports. 

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