US President Donald Trump has said it would be “fine” with him if Syria got help from Russia in Damascus’ standoff with Turkey, and appeared to further distance himself from the US’s Syrian Kurdish allies, saying they are “not angels.”

Speaking to journalists at the White House on Wednesday, Trump said that he would prefer slapping Ankara with sanctions to fighting in the region.

“If Syria wants to fight to take back their land, that’s up to them and Turkey,” he said. “there’s a lot of sand that they can play with.”

The US, Trump noted, remains prepared to help negotiate the situation in Syria. According to the president, Syria’s Kurds “are very well protected. By the way, they are not angels,” he said.

Trump also confirmed that US troops in northern Syria were “largely out” of the area where Turkish forces and Kurdish fighters were engaged in combat.

Trump signed an executive order green lighting sanctions against Turkish officials and entities on Monday over Turkey’s operation in northern Syria. Earlier Wednesday, Chair of the House Republican Committee Liz Cheney said lawmakers were preparing to introduce a bill with bipartisan support which would place sanctions on Turkey.

 

Source: Sputnik

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As I previously said. It appears Trump wants Syria and hopefully Russia + Iran join with SDF and fight Turkey while they watch from the sidelines and control the oil wells .The Yanks were told by the SDF last year if they leave the SDF will rejoin with Assad and this withdrawl was planned earlier this year. Wouldn’t it be nice if Russia and Syria saw this coming and secretly planned with Turkey to remove his problem and let Assad get more of Syria back..

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SHITHEAD BETRAYERS! YOU SHOULD BE MERDolfgan THE LIER GENOCIDALS BROTHER!

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sorry dude The USA cant give Syrian land away…that’s what you want…but that’s their oil fields like taking rice fields in China and giving them to nomads… it’s a fantasy what turkey is doing now…Russia and Syria would have taken up the same procedure…to think not…your not thinking..The Kurds took arms against the sovereign country it resided… the pain was coming…were we to build a base and protect them….USA does not need this war …we have our own country to worry about…we made them a powerful force…they wanted that they got it…lose the idea that USA tax dollar protects anyone… Read more »

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It appears others are in control

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johnnymarter of hotmail.

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Did Johnny write these comments. One guess and the answer is No..

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Funny things are happening on here and all is not as it seems.