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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Trump Comments Provoke Shock and Outrage in Israel and India
Friday, Jan 4, 2019 by 0 7 Months ago star
President Donald Trump managed to elicit outrage in both Israel and India through his wide-ranging set of foreign policy assertions about Syria and Afghanistan.

At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Trump addressed his planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, which he abruptly announced a couple weeks back. He also expressed his displeasure at the U.S.’s continued involvement in Afghanistan.

On Syria, Trump maintained that Iran — a key supporter of the regime of Bashar al-Assad — was in the process of pulling its forces from Syria anyway. “They can do what they want there, frankly,” he said.

This horrified the Israelis, who fear Iran’s growing influence in the region. According to a “senior Israeli source” cited by local news outlet Ynet, Trump’s pronouncement... read more...  comments [0]