Iraqi President Says Trump Did Not Ask Permission To 'Watch Iran'

GettyImages-1075161486

GettyImages-1075161486

"Now, that doesn't mean we're not going to be watching with intelligence".

"With newly surfaced reports suggesting that Iraqi politicians are undertaking initiatives to force the troop withdrawal, Marandi told hosts Brian Becker and John Kiriakou that it's uncertain what response Trump's remarks will generate, given the fractured status of the Iraqi government".

One of the things the report revealed is that the US-backed militia was presumably on the brink of crushing the last IS holdout in the Euphrates Valley, but had to halt their operation when Turkey threatened to intervene against the Kurdish fighters.

While singling out the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as "tenacious fighters", the inspector general noted the threat of a Turkish invasion against these US-backed forces, as Ankara views them to be linked to Turkish separatists.

The US general in charge of military action in the Middle East said Tuesday that he had not been consulted before President Trump abruptly announced that American troops would be leaving Syria.

The resolution was sponsored by the Republican leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell, who said last week the measure "would acknowledge the plain fact that Al-Qaeda, ISIS and their affiliates in Syria and Afghanistan continue to pose a serious threat to our nation".

Senators gave final approval Monday to legislation opposing President Trump's Syria and Afghanistan troop withdrawals, voting overwhelmingly to urge him to revisit his plans and come up with a more careful approach. In a tweet that same day, President Donald Trump declared, "We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump presidency".

On Syria, Trump said the 2,000 USA troops in the country would leave "in a matter of time" but cited the need to protect Israel "and other things that we have" for slowing down after initially announcing an immediate pull-out.

LaVar Ball will 'speak into existence' Lonzo being traded to Suns
Ball, of course, took credit for "speaking into existence" the family's hometown Lakers drafting Lonzo in 2017. If he does, we already know he doesn't want New Orleans to be his new home with Jrue Holiday still in town.

"We were not, I was not consulted", Votel responded.

When Trump announced his decision to pullout on December 19, it sent shock waves through Washington and the rest of the world.

American forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011, but returned in 2014 at the invitation of the government to help battle IS after it seized vast areas in the north and west of the country, including Iraq's second largest city, Mosul. "We can come back very quickly".

This is not the first time the Iran-backed militants in Iraq claim to have challenged the USA troops in Iraq. Abdullah said that, despite this, the partial withdrawal of US -led foreign forces would not spell the end of the world for Afghanistan.

The United States could rely heavily on intelligence work in Afghanistan, he said, and respond to developments in Syria from U.S. bases in neighbouring Iraq. "We have a base in Iraq and the base is a fantastic edifice".

But Trump's comments to CBS could undermine those negotiations by inflaming fears among Iraqis that USA military activity in Iraq will be aimed at checking Iran, and not defeating ISIL, the Times said.

Responding if he would consider leaving behind a small US military contingent in Afghanistan, the American commander-in-chief said, "Yes".

Recommended News

  • How to Upgrade Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Certification? ExamSnap Guide on Microsoft 70-743 Exam

    Depending on your behavior, it can be determined whether or not you are using exam dumps and if so, penalties will be imposed. As you can see the retake policy is a bit lenient, but it is still wise to make sure that you pass at the first attempt.
    Donald Trump names former doctor Ronny Jackson as assistant and medical adviser

    Donald Trump names former doctor Ronny Jackson as assistant and medical adviser

    Bush and Barack Obama, has denied all of the allegations leveled against him, calling them "completely false and fabricated". The rear admiral, who also served as a White House physician under the former presidents George W.
    Lakers have 'talked' about deal for Jabari Parker

    Lakers have 'talked' about deal for Jabari Parker

    The Lakers and Parker have been linked before. "Caldwell-Pope is available and has been floated out there for some spots". Perhaps the Lakers feel the former No. 2 overall pick still has potential and would do well in their organization.
  • United States  intensifies anti-Maduro push as Russian Federation  backs Venezuelan ally

    United States intensifies anti-Maduro push as Russian Federation backs Venezuelan ally

    He stated that worldwide media has been putting pressure on Venezuela and manipulating facts about the South American country. On Wednesday, Guaido, the leader of Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly, declared himself acting president.
    Injured Martin Guptill out of India T20Is

    Injured Martin Guptill out of India T20Is

    India batsman Ambati Rayudu said on Sunday that the second-ranked ODI team has never had an issue with setting targets in limited-overs cricket.
    Paris Fire: Seven people killed, over 20 injured

    Paris Fire: Seven people killed, over 20 injured

    At approximately 5 am, fire crews had finished evacuating the block on rue Erlanger but were still fighting the flames. More than 200 firefighters and emergency workers are on the scene, Paris police said, and the street is blocked off.
  • The US Open Final: Who Will Make it?

    The 34-year-old Swiss won the first two sets 6-4 and 7-5, forcing an injured and struggling Djokovic to retire in the third. If she’s at her best, then she’ll make it to the final and if she performs on the day the title will be hers.
    'Bond King' Bill Gross to retire from Janus

    'Bond King' Bill Gross to retire from Janus

    The American, 74, who is regarded as a pioneer in fixed-income investing, co-founded Pimco in 1971, where he earned his nickname. Gross ran the PIMCO Total Return Fund, which was once the world's largest bond fund at a peak of $292.9 billion in assets.
    Trump says he wouldn't steer son Barron toward football

    Trump says he wouldn't steer son Barron toward football

    The President also poked fun at the NFL's sensitivity to concussions after a woman at a 2016 rally was hit in the head. CTE has many risky effects on the brain, including confusion, anxiety, depression, and an increased risk of suicide.
  • Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine's tank top steals show, becomes meme

    Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine's tank top steals show, becomes meme

    With so many mixed responses and reactions to Adam Levine's half-time show, there really is no way to judge it on a whole. Adam Levine was likened to an "awkward stripper" during his Super Bowl halftime show performance with Maroon 5 .
    GSMA proposes meeting to ban Huawei 5G equipment in EU

    GSMA proposes meeting to ban Huawei 5G equipment in EU

    These fears are heightened by 5G because of the sensitive information these networks will carry. This includes the United Kingdom , where BT, EE, Vodafone and Three are all customers.
    Y: The Last Man Adaptation Snags Series Order at FX

    Y: The Last Man Adaptation Snags Series Order at FX

    Vaughan and Pia Guerra's Y: The Last Man has been picked up to series based off the network's previously- reported pilot. Y: The Last Man is a 60-issue science fiction comic book series published beginning in 2002.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.