The Washington Post reveals new details of the US withdrawal from Syria
The US newspaper The Washington Post on Sunday unveiled new details of Trump's decision to withdraw the US military from Syria and the defense minister's resignation following the decision.
The conversation between US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which discussed the US withdrawal from Syria, was disastrous and paved the way for surrender , the newspaper said .
Earlier, Erdogan announced that Trump had made his decision on the withdrawal of the US military from Syria after talking to him, without the White House to confirm it
According to the Washington Post, Erdogan asked his US counterpart during their December 14 call why Washington continued to supply and support the Syrian Kurds despite Trump's declaration of victory over the terrorists.
"Listen, Syria, I will leave," Trump told the newspaper.
The newspaper pointed out that "this conversation cause" catastrophic "events, even according to the standards of Washington during the Trump era.
The newspaper confirms that US Defense Secretary James Matisse, resigned after the call exclusively, and said that Trump had given him several months to prepare a solution and the decision on Syria.
The Washington Post stressed that Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria provoked contradictory reactions within and outside the United States. Some pointed out that Trump had promised this and fulfilled his promise, while the withdrawal for most members of Congress was "a real disaster and surrender to the two forces within Syria, Russia and Iran ".