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Pompeo and Bolton head to Mideast amid tension over Syria pullout . We’re not abandoning the region, says State Department official; planned withdrawal, which led to Mattis resignation, will dominate Trump officials’ agenda on trip . ..

iraq lies redux: trump admin claims iran/al-qaeda alliance

In an astonishing Washington Times article this week, unnamed Trump Administration officials (who may or may not be called “John Bolton”) are claiming that Iran, which has been battling al-Qaeda in Syria for nearly four years, is actually secretly allied with al-Qaeda and therefore Iran..

calling for us troop withdrawal, house dems demand 'diplomatic,

While we believe there was never a military solution in Syria—nor Congressional authorization for the use of force—we are deeply concerned about the chaotic way in which the withdrawal plan has been rolled out, including continuing confusion over the timeline for the withdrawal and your administration’s..

how 'president bolton' gets his way

The Associated Press reports on Bolton's efforts to undo the decision to withdraw U.S forces from Syria. According to seven administration officials, Bolton's influence was central to the reinterpretation of Trump's order and convincing the chief to go along with it. ..

trump, bolton and the syrian confusion

His advisor, John Bolton, prefers message the US will not leave north-eastern Syria till the militants of Islamic State are defeated and Kurds protected.  ... This article was posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 3 16pm and is filed under Donald Trump, Egypt, Iraq, ISIS, John..

u.s. forces begin withdrawal from syria

On Sunday, U.S. national security advisor John Bolton said American troops will not leave northeastern Syria until Islamic State is defeated and American-allied Kurdish fighters are protected, signaling a slowdown in Trump's initial order for a rapid withdrawal. ..

presstv-jordan: israel must leave occupied golan

Netanyahu made the comments in a meeting with US National Security Adviser John Bolton in the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds. . . . The Israeli prime minister asks visiting US National Security Adviser John Bolton to recognize Syria’s Golan Heights as Israeli territory. . ..

beware of erdogan

Most recently, Trump's, John Bolton, said Monday during trip to Israel that U.S will not leave Syria until Islamic State is defeated and Washington receives guarantees that Turkey will not attack its Kurdish allies. ..


Gaps Widening between Turkey, US over Syria . TEHRAN (FNA)- Rifts are widening between Ankara and Washington after US National Security Adviser John Bolton said American troops would not leave Syria until Turkey agrees to stop attacks on Kurdish fighters. . . . . ..

permanent us occupation of syria planned

Bolton, Pompeo, and the Pentagon effectively overruled Trump. . . . On Sunday, Bolton said there's no timeline for withdrawing US troops from Syria. ... Bolton said withdrawal of US forces from Syria is on hold, effectively saying  they'll stay, not leave. . ..

institute for public accuracy

Neocons in the administration such as John Bolton want to keep troops in Syria, supposedly to force the withdrawal of Iran, but in reality as part of an effort to fragment the country. ..

could trump take down the american empire?

Bolton declared this week that US troops would not leave Syria as long as Iranian troops serve outside Iranian borders. But Mattis contradicted Bolton, saying the troops remained in Syria to defeat Islamic State and that the commitment was “not open-ended.” . ..

us takes aim at the international criminal court

which scraped away the veneer on Trump administration's stated commitments to accountability for grave crimes Syria and Myanmar. Bolton said Bush administration's worst predictions were confirmed by ICC prosecutor's request last November to open Afghanistan. ..

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