Arabic | Kurdish



Macron convinces Trump to keep troops in Syria

2018/04/16 | 11:35

(Iraq Now News)-

Date: 2018/04/16 - 10:53 AM

WAAR-DUHOK:

French president Emmanuel Macron has claimed that he convinced Donald Trump to keep troops in Syria for the long term and limit Saturday’s joint strikes to chemical weapons facilities.

Macron said in an interview on Sunday that restricting the missile strikes to specific targets was not necessarily Trump’s initial plan.

“We also persuaded him that we needed to limit the strikes to chemical weapons [sites], after things got a little carried away over tweets,” he said.

The French president also said: “Ten days ago, President Trump was saying ‘the United States should withdraw from Syria’.

We convinced him it was necessary to stay.

We convinced him it was necessary to stay for the long term.”

While it is unusual for a French president to present himself as driving US policy on military matters in the Middle East, Macron and Trump have developed a friendly relationship over the past year.

Macron invited Trump to Bastille day celebrations last year and will travel to Washington on a state visit this month.

Note: The post (Macron convinces Trump to keep troops in Syria) appeared first on (Waar Media) and do not necessarily reflect the position of IraqNow.news.
You can read the original text from the source (Waar Media).










Trending Now


⋙ Turkey sentences six to life over Istanbul airport attack

⋙ Even without his body, Muslims around the world commemorate Khashoggi

⋙ US-backed forces resume offensive against Daesh in southeast Deir Ezzor

⋙ Russian frigates hold anti-submarine warfare drills near Syrian coast

⋙ Russian missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky in Barents Sea drills (video)

Videos - Photos

⋙ Russian missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky in Barents Sea drills (video)

⋙ Syrian Army spy films from heart of jihadist capital (video)

⋙ Syrian President meets with liberated Sweida hostages (photo)


ISIS News

⋙ Russian missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky in Barents Sea drills (video)

⋙ Syrian Army spy films from heart of jihadist capital (video)

⋙ Anti-ISIS coalition turns focus to stabilization with new representative

⋙ Hashd al-Shaabi guards Iraq-Syria border against ISIS incursion

⋙ Kirkuk's governor belongs to ISIS: Hewitt

⋙ ISIS on Point of Defeat in North Syria - U.S. Diplomat

⋙ Hundreds of ISIS fighters ‘trying to cross into Iraq from Syria’