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On Iraq visit, Mike Pompeo seeks to reassure Kurds about U.S. withdrawal from Syria | The Japan Times

On Iraq visit, Mike Pompeo seeks to reassure Kurds about U.S. withdrawal from Syria | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-01-10 06:02

On Iraq visit, Mike Pompeo seeks to reassure Kurds about U.S. withdrawal from Syria | The Japan Times - Japantimes

Pompeo seeks to reassure Kurds on Syria pullout in surprise Iraq visit - Iraq - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-02-07 14:11

US Forces' Withdrawal from Syria Not "End of America's Fight": Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-02-06 18:26
ERBIL - The US forces' withdrawal from Syria is not going to be "the end of America's fight", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday during a meeting with the 79 coalition partners in Washington. He held talks with the allies on the next steps ...

Top U.S. general warns on Islamic State threat in Syria as troops withdraws

E-Kurd - 2019-02-06 13:51
WASHINGTON,— A top U.S. general warned on Tuesday that Islamic State would pose an enduring threat following a planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, saying the militant group retained leaders, fighters, facilitators and resources that will fuel a menacing ...

Washington’s encouragement of warlordism in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-01-23 23:59
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute In recent weeks, a parade of American officials visited Iraq, ostensibly to meet with the Iraqi leadership and to discuss U.S. policy toward Iran and the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. President Donald Trump’s v ...

Sen. Lindsey Graham Warns Hasty U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Could Lead to ‘Iraq on Steroids’

Thedailybeast - 2019-01-20 01:17

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in Iraq, seeks to reassure Kurds on Syria withdrawal

Pressdemocrat - 2019-01-15 15:13

U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Hands a Victory to Iran - The Atlantic

Theatlantic - 2019-01-14 14:29

U.S. Seeks to Soothe Turkey Tensions, Pompeo Says

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-01-13 06:37
The U.S. is working to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, adding that it is continuing to negotiate the transfer of military responsibility and the fate of its Kurdish allies. ...

James Foley's Mother Joins Shaheen to Oppose U.S. Withdrawal From Syria | New Hampshire Public Radio

NHPR - 2019-01-12 00:34

Pompeo, in Iraq, seeks to reassure Kurds on Syria withdrawal | Deseret News

Deseretnews - 2019-01-11 06:27

Pompeo, in Iraq, Seeks to Reassure Kurds on Syria Withdrawal | RealClearPolitics

Realclearpolitics - 2019-01-10 22:59

Pompeo seeks to reassure Kurds on Syria withdrawal - Portland Press Herald

Pressherald - 2019-01-10 15:29

Pompeo, in Iraq, seeks to reassure Kurds on Syria withdrawal | Island Packet

Islandpacket - 2019-01-10 00:19

Turkey snubs Bolton over U.S. request to spare Kurds in Syria

CBS News - 2019-01-08 16:24
National Security Adviser John Bolton is cutting his visit to Turkey short after being snubbed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish president is angry over the apparent reversal of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. Holly Williams reports. ...

Syria withdrawal won't happen without protections for Kurds, Bolton says

CBS News - 2019-01-07 18:57
National security adviser John Bolton, on Middle East trip meant to assure allies, says the U.S. withdrawal from Syria is linked to several conditions ...

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as U.S. readies pull-out

Reuters - 2018-12-23 21:14
Turkey began reinforcing its positions on both sides of its border with Syria on Sunday, a Reuters witness said, as Ankara and Washington agreed to coordinate a U.S. withdrawal from Syria. ...

Trump's Decision on Withdrawal from Syria Made During Phone Call with Erdogan

BAS News - 2018-12-21 21:52
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump's decision of withdrawing his country's forces from Syria was made during a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to The Associated Press. Trump did not consult his top national security ...

U.S. withdrawal from Syria may leave Kurdish allies in a lurch

Washington Times - 2018-12-20 10:32
An abrupt U.S. withdrawal from Syria will have major spillover effects on a number of players in the conflict, including Iran, but the biggest short-term impact is likely to be felt by Syria's Kurdish minority, who have provided critical help in the fight ...