Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Senate bucks Donald Trump, backs U.S

Senate bucks Donald Trump, backs U.S

"Certainly we are aware that he had a desire and intent in the past to depart Syria", CENTCOM chief Joseph Votel said in a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

President Donald Trump's announcement that United States troops would leave Syria caused outrage at home and overseas.

The conference started hours after Trump, in his State of the Union address, lauded what he said was the near-complete victory over IS.

'I think that every American can be proud of the progress that we have made.and they can be confident that the USA and our coalition partners will continue to lean into the fight against any resurgence of ISIS in the future, ' he said. "I have also accelerated our negotiations to reach a political settlement in Afghanistan".

"Remnants - that's all they have, remnants - but remnants can be very unsafe", he said. With the fight continuing a year later, he remained sanguine, hailing the accomplishments of the anti-ISIS coalition and echoing his earlier calls to pull USA troops out of Syria.

But the United States and its close European and Arab allies in a joint statement in Washington said they still believed there was "no alternative to a political solution" in Syria.

"Above all, friend and foe alike must never doubt this Nation's power and will to defend our people".

"The US troops withdrawing from Syria is not the end of America's fight".

Another guest was pastor Andrew Brunson, who was freed from a Turkish jail after spending a year and a half there and becoming a cause celebre for Trump's conservative Christian base.

Donald Trump took a swipe Tuesday at the ongoing probe of the president's possible connections to Russian Federation, saying during his State of the Union address that "ridiculous partisan investigations" could slow down America's economic growth.

President Trump also intends to address the 70 country coalition to defeat ISIS today at the State Department, he said.

"I won't speculate publicly here about things we might do but there are certainly different ways we can do this, working with partners, working with our own capabilities to continue to keep pressure on this network which I think is absolutely vital", he added.

Trump recalled that as a candidate for president in 2016, he pledged to withdraw American troops from those regions because "great nations do not fight endless wars". "They used the internet brilliantly but now it's not so brilliant and now the people on the Internet that used to look up to them and say how wonderful and brilliant they are [are] not thinking of them as being so brilliant because they've been decimated", he said.

"Mr. West, your former boss, Secretary Mattis, disagreed with the President's plan to withdraw from Syria".

Individuals from the Middle East also featured prominently as guests of elected officials.

A spokesman for Freeland said the minister is keen to talk to members of Congress about the importance of ratifying the new U.S. -Mexico-Canada Agreement, and the economic imperative of convincing the Trump administration to lift its tariffs on steel and aluminum. "Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one", he said.

Iraq's government plays a delicate balancing act between its two main allies, Washington and Tehran.

Trump has met with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un once before, and during the speech, he announced that a second meeting was scheduled in Vietnam on February 27-28.

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