Pompeo: Pulling US Troops From Syria ‘In No Way Changes’ Cooperation With Israel


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the United States would continue to work with Israel over Syria and in opposing Iran as the U.S. withdraws troops from the region.

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

“The counter-ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] 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,” Pompeo said.


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