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USA: 'The plan is to get out of endless wars' – Trump on withdrawal from Syria

2 17.10.2019 Инфо

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W/S US President Donald Trump and Italian President Sergio Mattarella at White House press conference in Washington, D.C.
SOT, Donald Trump, President of the United States of America: "The Kurds are very well protected. Plus, they know how to fight. And by the way, they're no angels, but they were with us. They are no angels, but they are fighting. We are largely out of that area where we're very well set. We have quite a contingent right nearby of soldiers and of the finest equipment in the world. I don't think we'll have to use it. So Syria is either negotiating with or talking to Turkey. We're also talking to Turkey. We put massive sanctions on Turkey. Sanctions work, frankly, better than fighting."
M/S Trump and Mattarella
SOT, Donald Trump, President of the United States of America: "The plan is to get out of endless wars, to bring our soldiers back home, to not be policing agents all over the world. If you look at other countries, Russia, China, they don't have countries to take care of. We have we're close to 90 countries in one form or another. We're in 90 countries all over the world policing. And frankly, many of those countries, they don't respect what we're doing. They don't even like what we're doing. And they don't like us."
W/S Journalist asking question
SOT, Donald Trump, President of the United States of America: "We're sending some troops to Saudi Arabia, that's true, because we want to help Saudi Arabia. They have been a very good ally. They've agreed to pay for the cost of those troops, they've agreed to pay fully for the cost of everything we’re doing over there. That's something you have never heard before, I think, as long as you’ve been standing out there, I think the media has never heard that before. But Saudi Arabia has graciously agreed to pay for the full cost of everything we're doing for them. We're sending some tremendous missiles over. We're sending some great power over to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's paying for 100 percent of the cost, including the cost of our soldiers. And that negotiation took a very short time, like maybe about 35 seconds."
M/S Trump and Mattarella
SOT, Donald Trump, President of the United States of America: "John Bolton, I got along well with him. Some people didn't. Some people didn't like John Bolton. I actually got along with him pretty well. It just didn't work out. I don't know that he got along with Rudy Giuliani. Rudy Giuliani, who was seeking out corruption and what happens mostly in the 2016 election because there was tremendous corruption in the 2016 election. I think even you would admit that. The election was -- it was disgraceful what happened and what happened to me and what happened to the Republicans. And that continues with Nancy Pelosi and with Schiff. Adam Schiff got caught making up statements and he said I said that. I didn't say which is fraud. I mean, it is purely fraudulent. So it continues."
W/S Trump and Mattarella
SOT, Donald Trump, President of the United States of America: "And I can tell you, Rudy Giuliani, because he was very, very incensed at the horrible things that he saw as are many people. OK. And many Republicans and the Republicans have been treated very unfairly by the Democrats. I'll say this Paul Ryan would never issue a subpoena. I don't say right or wrong. He wouldn't do it. He had too much respect for our country. Nancy Pelosi hands them out like cookies, everybody. I don't even know these people for the most part. People like that testify. I don't even know who they are. I never even heard of some of them. Most of them. But I have all these people testifying and then they leak out. They don't say the good parts, they only say the bad. We're not allowed to representation, we're not allowed to have lawyers. We're not allowed to have anything. The Democrats are treating the Republicans very, very badly."
M/S Presser ends
SCRIPT
US President Donald Trump discussed the situation in Syria and a number of other topics during a press conference alongside Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
"The plan is to get out of endless wars, to bring our soldiers back home, to not be policing agents all over the world," he said, adding “we're in 90 countries all over the world policing. And frankly, many of those countries, they don't respect what we're doing. They don't even like what we're doing. And they don't like us."
Trump also said that “Syria is either negotiating with or talking to Turkey. We're also talking to Turkey. We put massive sanctions on Turkey. Sanctions work, frankly, better than fighting."
The US president then confirmed the US would be sending troops and missiles to Saudi Arabia, adding that “they've agreed to pay for the cost of those troops, they've agreed to pay fully for the cost of everything we’re doing over there.”
Turkey's military offensive dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring' began on October 9, days after the White House announced a withdrawal of US troops. Ankara says the aim of the offensive is to create a 'safe zone' cleared of Kurdish groups.