Shafaqna Pakistan:The United States, whose withdrawal from northern Syria gave Turkey the green light to attack Kurds in the region, would take “military action” against Ankara if necessary, claims the country’s top diplomat.
“We prefer peace to war,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNBC on Monday. “But in the event that kinetic action or military action is needed, you should know that President Trump is fully prepared to undertake that action.”
Opposition was meanwhile growing at home against the US abandoning of Kurdish forces, which has led to concerns that Daesh (ISIL) militants may return. [image:
“We need to stop the slaughter. We need to ensure that we don’t enable ISIS (the Islamic State militant group),” Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen told a news conference in Washington, DC.
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Ilham Ahmed, a Kurdish political leader and president of the Syrian Democratic Council Executive Committee, also joined the lawmakers in condemning Ankara’s offensive.
“They want to attack us . They want to kill hundreds of thousands of us ,” she said through a translator as cited by Reuters.