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USA: 'Great day for civilisation' – Trump celebrates ceasefire in Syria

112 18.10.2019 Инфо

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M/S US President Donald Trump speaking to press in Fort Worth, Texas
SOT, Donald Trump, President of the United States: "This is an amazing outcome. This is an outcome, regardless of how the press would like to damp it down, this was something that they've been trying to get for 10 years. You would've lost millions and millions of lives. They couldn't get it without a little rough love, as I called that I just put out. They needed a little bit of that at the beginning. And then everybody said, wow, this is tougher than we thought. When those guns start shooting, they tend to do things. But I will tell you, on behalf of the United States, I want to thank Turkey. I want to thank all of the people that have gotten together and made this happen. This is an incredible outcome."
SOT, Donald Trump, President of the United States: "Obviously the sanctions and tariffs were going to be very biting. I'm glad we don't have to do it. We'll be taking them off very quickly, as soon as this is finalised. But this is an incredible outcome. This outcome is something they've been trying to get for 10 years, everybody. And they couldn't get it, other administrations."
SOT, Donald Trump, President of the United States: "So we have a five day cease fire. During that five days, the Kurds and other people, they're going to be taken great care of. They're going to be moving around, moving out of a safe zone, which is something that Turkey has always wanted. The ISIS, they call them Daesh, but we call them ISIS, the ISIS fighters that we have captured, they'll be under very, very strict control of various different groups, but we will be watching. We will be in charge and they'll be under very, very powerful and strict control. And we've gotten everything we could have ever dreamed of. And we're also going to be able to bring our people back home. But we'll be able to have control of ISIS total. We'll be able to do whatever we have to do to get the rest of ISIS, wherever they may be. They're never going to be ruling us."
SOT, Donald Trump, President of the United States: "I didn't know it was going to work out this quickly. I didn't know it would work out this well. It's a great day for the United States. It's a great day for Turkey. It's a great day for our partners who have really worked. I mean, a lot of people question some of them. I'm not questioning anybody. They really did. The Kurds were great. Great day for the Kurds. It's really a great day for civilisation, it's a great day for civilisation."
"I just want to thank and congratulate, though, President Erdogan. He's is a friend of mine and I'm glad we didn't have a problem because frankly, he's a hell of a leader and he's a tough man. He's a strong man. And he did the right thing. And I really appreciate it. And I will appreciate it in the future."
SOT, Donald Trump, President of the United States: "Turkey is a friend of ours, a neighbour of ours, and they're a member of NATO. And what Turkey is getting now is they're not going to have to kill millions of people and millions of people aren't going to have to kill them. I mean, this was going to be a war of lots of other groups coming in. This wasn't going to stop with Turkey against the Kurds. A lot of different groups were coming in."
SOT, Donald Trump, President of the United States: "He did a terrific thing. He's a leader. He's a leader. He had to make a decision. A lot of people wouldn't have made that decision because they don't know. They ultimately would have made it. But what he did was very smart and it was great for the people of Turkey. And they are lucky it was him that was making the decision. I will tell you that."
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SCRIPT
US President Donald Trump celebrated the recently announced ceasefire in northern Syria, calling it a 'great day for civilisation' during a trip to Fort-Worth, Texas on Thursday.
"This is an incredible outcome. This outcome is something they've been trying to get for 10 years, everybody. And they couldn't get it, other administrations," he said.
"It's a great day for the United States. It's a great day for Turkey. It's a great day for our partners who have really worked. I mean, a lot of people question some of them. I'm not questioning anybody. They really did. The Kurds were great. Great day for the Kurds. It's really a great day for civilisation, it's a great day for civilisation."
Earlier on Thursday, US Vice President Mike Pence announced a five-day ceasefire in Turkey's military offensive, dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring,' which began on October 9, days after the White House announced a withdrawal of US troops from the area. Ankara said the aim of the offensive was to create a 'safe zone' cleared of Kurdish groups.