Trump says support for Kurdish forces in Syria ‘too expensive’

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) — President Donald Trump on Monday defended his administration’s decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria and said it was too expensive to continue supporting US-allied Kurdish forces in the region.

“The Kurds fought with us, but they got a lot of money and huge equipment to do it,” he said in a Twitter series. They have been fighting Turkey for decades.”

“Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to settle the situation.”

The Trump administration’s move, paving the way for a Turkish offensive against Kurdish fighters long aligned with Washington, contradicts the positions of even some of Trump’s key allies in his Republican Party.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who usually supports Trump, wrote a series of tweets on Twitter saying he was trying to arrange a call with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he would introduce a Senate resolution opposing the withdrawal and calling for its cancellation.

“It is not in our national security interest to give up an ally that helped us fight IS,” Graham said in an interview with Fox News.

“This reckless decision by the president nullified all the gains we have made and has thrown the region into further chaos.”


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