According to Lindsay Graham, Washington expects that the US allies in the region will make more efforts to fight against ISIS.
American Republican Senator Lindsay Graham (from South Carolina) expects to convince President Donald Trump to change the decision on the complete withdrawal of the US troops from Syria. The legislator said on Sunday on the air of CNN.
According to Graham, it is important for Washington to guarantee that the terrorist group “Islamic state” “will never return to Syria.” “That’s why we need to leave some troops there,” he said. “If they leave now, the Kurds will be killed,” the Senator added. He noted that he will try to convince Trump of his rightness at the meeting, which will be held later on Sunday.
“He spoke with General Dunford [Chairman of the US armed forces chiefs of staff, General Joseph Dunford]. General Dunford called me,” the legislator also said. “The President is reconsidering how we do this,” Graham said.
Speaking of Trump, he also said: “He is disappointed. I understand.” According to the legislator, Washington expects that the US allies in the region will make more efforts to fight against ISIS.
“We are not a world gendarme, we are waging a war against ISIS. They have not yet been defeated in Syria. I will ask the President to ensure that we have troops there to protect us. We should not entrust the provision of our national security to some other States,” Graham said.
The Senator, whom some leading US media call one of Trump’s proxies, also admitted that the head of the White House in the past did not listen to all his advice regarding foreign policy.