US withdrawal from Syria won’t affect Israel’s security – Pompeo to Netanyahu
Wednesday - 02/01/2019 00:40
The US and Israel’s Syria-related operations will not end despite the withdrawal of America troops from the country, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, reaffirming Washington’s ongoing commitment to Israel’s security.
Speaking ahead of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Brazil, Pompeo said the US’ commitment to Israel was unchanged, despite the pullout of US troops from Syria announced by the Trump administration last month. Pompeo said that the US effort to “counter Iranian aggression” would continue along with the “protection of Israel” just as it had before.