US National Security Adviser John Bolton stated that the US withdrawal from northern Syrian will occur when “ISIS is defeated and is not able to revive itself,” speaking during a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday.
He also emphasised that the withdrawal would only take place once the US was sure the “defence of Israel and our other friends in the region is absolutely assured.”
John Bolton hailed “the best US-Israel relationship in our history” and repeated the commitment of his administration to support Israel and monitor Iran’s potential nuclear capabilities.
The Israeli prime minister for his part thanked the Trump administration for its support regarding Israel’s objection to the Iranian nuclear deal and Israel’s “right to defend itself.”
Bolton is in the region to visit both Israel and Turkey.
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