Pompeo, Netanyahu vow to continue cooperation over Syria and Iran

Middle East Monitor
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Middle East MonitorUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 

Mike Pompeo’s fingerprints are all over Trump’s new Syria policy, including the Washington Post’s main source for details on the changes, James Jeffrey, Pompeo’s “representative for Syria engagement.”

Mike Pompeo’s fingerprints are all over Trump’s new Syria policy, including the Washington Post’s main source for details on the changes, James Jeffrey, Pompeo’s “representative for Syria engagement.”

Mike Pompeo’s fingerprints are all over Trump’s new Syria policy, including the Washington Post’s main source for details on the changes, James Jeffrey, Pompeo’s “representative for Syria engagement.”

BRASILIA – CHANNEL NEWSASIA|AIWA! NO!|U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the United States would continue to cooperate with Israel over Syria and in countering Iran in the Middle East, even as President Donald Trump plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

  WASHINGTON — Despite his having expressed his desire to get U.S. troops out of Syria only months ago, a report published Friday in The Washington Post claims that President Donald Trump is allegedly “on board” with a new “indefinite military and diplomatic effort in Syria.” That effort claims to seek the “establishment of a stable, non-threatening government acceptable to all Syrians and the international community,” a government that would not have current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as its leader.

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The United States and Israel vowed on Tuesday to continue cooperating over Syria and in countering Iran in the Middle East, even as President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Brazilian capital that he planned to discuss how to intensify intelligence and operations cooperation in Syria and elsewhere to block Iranian “aggression.”

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In his first public comments on Trump’s decision, Pompeo said it “in no way changes anything that this administration is working on alongside Israel” and that campaigns to counter Islamic State and Iranian aggression would continue.

(Reporting by Mary Milliken; writing by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Susan Thomas)
 

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