Pompeo Seeks To Reassure Washington’s Allies Despite Syria Exit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday looked to promise partners that the United States stays focused on the Middle East notwithstanding President Donald Trump’s intends to pull back powers from Syria.
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Pompeo, who traveled to Egypt late on Wednesday on the third stop in a territorial visit, was expected to convey a discourse in Cairo sketching out Washington’s methodology in the Middle East, expected to concentrate on keeping up the battle against Islamic State and battling the extension of Iran’s impact.

Talking at a news gathering after his discussions with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Pompeo applauded Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s “overwhelming endeavors to battle the continuous risk of psychological oppression and additionally the extreme Islamism that energizes it”.

“The United States under President Trump will remain a resolute accomplice in the area with Egypt and others,” Pompeo told a joint news gathering with Shoukry in Cairo. “We encourage each nation to make important move to squash psychological oppression and upbraid its ideological roots.”

Pompeo is visiting the area to clarify U.S. technique after Trump’s unexpected declaration a month ago of a sudden withdrawal of every one of the 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, which shook partners and stunned best U.S. authorities, inciting Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to stop.

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