The much talked about withdrawal from Syria does not mean that the united states leave the region, but the soldiers to be moved to Iraq, where the united states can ”keep an eye on Iran,” said Donald Trump in an interview with CBS on Sunday.
"We have an incredible and expensive military base in Iraq and it is perfectly situated to look out over various parts of the troubled Middle east, rather than pulling us back," said Trump.
president Barham Salih does not have the iraqis been asked to provide a reinforced U.S. troops in such a role, reports Reuters.
Salih was asked about Trump's gambit in conjunction with an appearance at a forum in Baghdad. The iraqi president said that U.S. troops in Iraq are there as part of an agreement between the two countries with the specific mission to fight terrorism and that it should remain so.
– do not load Iraq with your own problems, " said Salih.
IN the CBS interview pointed out the Trump that he does not have to agree with their intelligence services, in the view of Iran. Trump has long been of the opinion that it is Iran that is the major threat in the region. His administration has to the allied countries the agony pulled out kärnenergiavtalet with the regime in Tehran.
The announced retreat from Syria has aroused the concern of the intelligence and security people, who feel that it endangers U.S. national security.
between his two main allies, which is precisely the united states and Iran.
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