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Trump under pressure : U.S. Senate votes against quick withdrawal from Syria

The U.S. Senate has voted by a large majority against a quick troop withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan and that US President Donald Trump under pressure. A corresponding addition to strengthen a draft law with the title of "America's security in the Middle East" was introduced by Trumps Republicans. There it is, "that the hasty withdrawal of US troops from the two countries could jeopardise the hard-won gains, and the national security of the United States".

Trump had just before Christmas, announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and to international Concerns about a resurgence of the terrorist militia "Islamic state" (IS) fuelled. A timetable for the withdrawal of Trump has not submitted yet. He has repeatedly made it clear the U.S. mission in Afghanistan to shut down or want to quit.

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According to the announced withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, the foreign Minister of the Anti-IS coalition want to on Wednesday in Washington on the fight against the terrorist militia advise.

The Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill on Tuesday with a 77 to 23 vote. So he would act, would also have to pass the house of representatives a draft. Then Trump would have to sign the law.

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order In the draft law, it is also a question of weapons deliveries to Israel and the cooperation in the field of defence with Jordan. The U.S. government is also requested to impose additional sanctions against Syria, against the Central Bank of the country. (dpa)

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