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Bolton dials back Trump’s vow to withdraw US troops from Syria

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06.01.2019

President Trump will not withdraw US troops in Syria without assurances from Turkey that it won’t attack the Kurdish troops helping the United States fight ISIS, National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.

Bolton’s comments come just three weeks after Trump announced he would immediately withdraw all U.S. forces from the country, a decision that was widely condemned even by some members of the president’s own party.

Bolton seemed intent on reframing the move Sunday, speaking with reporters while in Israel.

“There are objectives that we want to accomplish that condition the withdrawal,” Bolton said,........

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