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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Pompeo Vows US Will ‘Expel Every Last Iranian Boot’ from Syria

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7Dnews London

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:25 GMT

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking on January 10th in Cairo, called for an end to Middle East rivalries to roll back Tehran's influence. America, "will use diplomacy and work with our partners to expel every last Iranian boot" from Syria, Pompeo said.

“It's time for old rivalries to end, for the sake of the greater good of the region,” he added, stressing the US determination to bolster efforts to bring peace and stability to war-ravaged Syria and reassure allies about US plans to withdraw troops.

Earlier this week, US National Security Advisor, John Bolton, laid out conditions for the pull-out, including the defeat of the Isis group in Syria and guarantees for the safety of Washington's Kurdish allies in the campaign, who have been threatened with an imminent offensive by Turkey.


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