Bolton: We’re not withdrawing from Syria until Turkey guarantees YPG safety

Pompeo Visits Middle East to Increase Pressure on Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with top Iraqi officials Wednesday during an unannounced visit to Baghdad.

In a telephone conversation with Trump last month, Erdogan had asked why the USA president just didn't withdraw American troops entirely and let Turkey finish the job in Syria where, he added, Islamic State had been eradicated.

He also criticised ex-President Barack Obama's Middle East policy, saying he had made "dire misjudgements".

He also said some officials in the U.S. administration had sought to deter Trump from the pullout plan and create "excuses" like Turkey is massacring Kurds, in reference to Pompeo's comments.

"We learned that when America retreats, chaos often follows".

"Whenever/wherever United States interferes, chaos, repression and resentment follow", Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter.

In a press conference with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Amman on Tuesday afternoon, Pompeo stressed that the U.S. is not withholding its commitment to limit Iran's influence in the region.

Trump initially said it would be immediate, which alarmed his advisors and drove Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis to resign. US President Donald Trump justified the move by stating that the American forces had achieved their goal of defeating Daesh in the Arab state and can now return home.

While Obama administration made the landmark nuclear deal with Iran a priority, the Trump administration is taking the opposite approach, Al Jazeera's Bishara said.

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The announcement, which shocked US allies and members of Trump's own administration, stemmed from a phone call with Erdogan where the Turkish leader convinced the president to withdraw and said Turkey would take over the fight against ISIS. "We want to coordinate this process with Russian Federation and Iran, with which we had arranged work in the framework of the Astana process", Cavusoglu said Wednesday. "Now comes the real 'new beginning, '" he said.

In his June 2009 speech at Cairo University, Obama called for better mutual understanding between the Islamic world and the West and said both should do more to confront violent extremism.

On June 4, 2009, Obama spoke about stopping the US use of torture and closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison, about finding ways for America and the Muslim world to coexist, and about celebrating common principles "of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings".

"It would be too much to say that either will be discussing the potential for restarting the long-stalled peace process, first because neither Bolton nor Pompeo necessarily knows much about this file, which is handled by [Trump's son-in-law] Jared Kushner, and second because the Americans have told the Israelis and will be telling other allies in the Middle East that plans to put forward a peace plan for the Middle East will be delayed until the summer", said a Washington-based diplomatic source.

"There is a lot of ambitious language, but very little actual commitment of US resources".

According to Salih's office, Pompeo said America is keen to "establish a distinguished relationship with Iraq", a country that is a strategic partner in the region.

"Remember, it was here, here in this city, that another American stood before you".

"He told you that radical Islamist terrorism does not stem from ideology". Mr Ergodan said new conditions laid out by Washington regarding the withdrawal of USA troops from Syria are "unacceptable" and a "grave mistake".

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