By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Senator Pat Toomey calls on President Trump to rethink withdrawal of troops in Syria

Senator Pat Toomey calls on President Trump to rethink withdrawal of troops in Syria

Washington, DC

Senator Pat Toomey, today, released a statement opposing President Trump’s plan to remove troops in an area of Syria allowing for a planned military incursion to that area by Turkey:

The president’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from the northern Syrian border poses a significant threat to our national security and risks reversing the progress made in the region to destroy ISIS. It could also lead to war between Turkey and Syrian Kurds, a result that will boost enemy regimes in Syria, Iran, and Russia. This betrayal of the Kurds will also severely harm our credibility as an ally the world over. President Trump should rethink this decision immediately.

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Don Shaw

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