Speaking at a rally in Florida on Saturday, President Donald Trump said he wants to create safe zones in Syria, and other Countries, as an alternative to allowing refugees to enter the USA.
He also added that he wants Gulf Countries to pay for these zones. He was quoted as saying “they (Gulf states) have nothing but money.”
This is not the first time Trump has mentioned creating safe zones, but has not previously indicated that he wants Gulf states to fund them.
During the rally, he said “We’ve allowed thousands and thousands of people into our country and there was no way to vet those people, there was no documentation there was no nothing. So, we’re going to keep our country safe.”
He failed to provide specific details, but he did say that people will be able to “stay there and live safely in their cities” until the conflict in Syria concludes.
Areas under the Syrian government’s control are overwhelmingly stable and safe. More than 1.5 million refugees from the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo currently reside in camps along the Syrian coast, in Latakia and Tartous. Providing these areas with aid and funds for infrastructure may be a better alternative.
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