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Order signed for USA military´s controversial Syria exit

24 Décembre 2018

The abrupt resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has left Israel, America's closest ally in the Middle East, confounded as it comes to grips with the even greater implications of the US military withdrawal from Syria that prompted Mattis's departure.

However, defence secretary James Mattis announced his resignation in the wake of Mr Trump's decision in a terse letter published earlier this month.

"Jews don't kick people but the time has come for the Jews to kick Erdogan and tell him we won't be silent for anti-Semites like him", Lapid wrote on Twitter. "It all began 19 years ago!" American allies were shocked to learn via tweet that the US was pulling out.

The announcement that U.S. troops would leave the civil war-racked country - where they have been deployed to assist in the multinational fight against IS-shocked global partners and American politicians alike.

Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria took the US' allies against Isis by surprise.

After Trump's decision, Erdogan said he would delay the eastern Syria offensive and would work on plans to clear out ISIS from the region.

Mulvaney additionally commented that Mattis was not the right man for the job.

"He seems to really be focused on blame America first and unburdened by facts", Cheney said about the Kentucky senator's isolationist view.

"Well, I think that that is very important".

Since Trump became president, Macron has attempted to develop a "special relationship" with the billionaire tycoon despite widely differing political beliefs and styles. He then chose to move up Mattis' departure date from the end of February to January 1, and announced on Twitter that the deputy secretary of defense, Patrick Shanahan, will become the acting head of the Pentagon.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday said no country would able to stop Turkey after the USA withdrawal from Syria, from eradicating the presence of the YPG/PKK.

"I want here to pay tribute to General Mattis. for a year we have seen how he was a reliable partner", Macron said at a news conference with his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby.

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, said Sunday that he was "devastated" by the decision, calling the United States "unreliable".

The "heavily expanded trade" between Turkey and the US was also discussed during the call, Trump added.

Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Corker additionally derided the ongoing partial government shutdown amid White House demands for more border wall funding as a "purposefully contrived" dispute and a "made-up fight so the president can look like he is fighting".

"As Muslims, we will confront these people if they have courage to deal with us". I said NO and the game was over.

Order signed for USA military´s controversial Syria exit