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The Republican-led US Senate on Monday backed largely symbolic legislation that broke with Trump by opposing plans for any abrupt withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan.

"We have a working relationship with the Iraqi government, but it does keep getting pushed off balance by these comments from the president which are completely tone deaf and totally insensitive to Iraq concerns and paranoia about the United States having these ulterior motives in maintaining its military presence there", Scott Anderson, a former legal advisor for the State Department and U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, told Observer.

"All I want to do is be able to watch", Trump told "Face the Nation" anchor Margaret Brennan.

The top general overseeing U.S. military actions in the Middle East said Tuesday that President Donald Trump did not consult him ahead of the decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria.

He said the USA base in Iraq is "perfectly situated for looking at all over different parts of the troubled Middle East".

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General Joseph L. Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command, told senators Tuesday that Trump did not consult him before making his announcement that he planned to bring U.S. troops home from Syria "now".

Votel warned that ISIS would pose an enduring threat following a planned USA withdrawal from Syria, saying the militant group retained leaders, fighters, facilitators and resources that will fuel a menacing insurgency.

During his roughly three-hour visit, his first to troops in a combat zone, Trump broke tradition set by previous US presidents by not meeting with Iraqi leaders.

The Shiite militia in Iraq alleged its fighters Friday prevented the American troops within the anti-IS coalition from conducting a field operation inside the city of Mosul.

"I am not under pressure to be out by a specific date", he said, but "the fact is, the president made a decision and we are going to execute his orders here to withdraw forces from Syria and, as we do that, we're going to do that in a very deliberate manner".

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"If somebody is looking to do nuclear weapons or other things, we're going to know it before they do", he said in the interview aired on Sunday.

Trump said that the USA troops in Syria were starting to come home, as they push out the "final remainder of the [IS] caliphate". "The US is a major power ... but do not pursue your own policy priorities, we live here".

"Don't overburden Iraq with your own issues", Salih said. "We're going to be watching, and watching closely".

Trump said the United States had spent " a fortune on the Al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq, and added: "We might as well keep it.

But our correspondent says the U.S. president's latest references to Iran and the need to protect Israel point to a very different set of priorities, which is causing unease in Baghdad. ISIS would depict a USA pullout from Syria as a win in its global propaganda outlets.

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Earlier this month, Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, one of the most powerful Iranian-backed Shiite militias in Iraq, called for the withdrawal of USA troops, citing the defeat of Daesh militants. The White House, however, said President Trump had not ordered the Pentagon to withdraw.


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