The cabinet meeting on Wednesday was the first time that Trump, himself, expressed his continuing commitment to Syria's Kurds, since his surprise announcement of a U.S. withdrawal. Pompeo allayed Netanyahu's concerns about Trump's pullout from Syria, which is a source of concern for Israel, which is anxious about growing Iranian influence in Syria.
US President Donald Trump greets members of the US military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on December 26, 2018.
"We want to protect the Kurds but I don't want to be in Syria forever".
Trump did not provide a timetable for the planned military exit from Syria, which he unexpectedly announced last month against the advice of top national security aides and without consulting politicians or U.S. allies participating in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).
He declined to be specific about how long troops would remain in Syria.
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After discussions with the president and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, the senator said he "never felt better about where we are headed".
The president's decision to withdraw USA forces, announced on December 19, surprised top administration officials and allies whose troops are fighting alongside U.S. in a coalition to defeat the Islamic State terrorist group.
'ISIS is mostly gone, we're slowly sending our troops back home to be with their families, while at the same time fighting ISIS remnants, ' he said.
The prime minister told the press ahead of the meeting-held in Brazil's capital after the inauguration of the country's new president, Jair Bolsonaro-the main topics of discussion was to be with the withdrawal of USA troops from Syria and Iranian attempts to establish a military presence in the war-torn country.
The immediate reason for Mattis's resignation was Trump's announcement that he's ordering United States troops out of Syria. "Just doing what I said I was going to do!" the president said.
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He said Netanyahu would further discuss the planned Syria pullout when he meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brasilia Tuesday, as well as during a meeting on Sunday in Jerusalem with US national security adviser John Bolton.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's withdrawal plans and if there were any official changes to them. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina.
"We're talking about sand and death, that's what we're talking about", Trump said.
YPG is the Syrian wing of PKK terrorist group but the U.S. does not recognize it as such, U.S. Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey also confessed recently.
"Turkey doesn't like them", Trump said.
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