Last month President Trump announced the withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Syria, which could have ramifications for Israel’s security. Secretary Pompeo promised that Israel retains operational freedom to defend itself. He said, “Israel has the fundamental right to engage in activity that ensures the security of its people. It’s at the very core of what nation states not only have the right to do, but an obligation to do.”
President Trump drew heavy criticism when he removed U.S. Troops from Syria, not only because of the situation with the Kurds, but also because it opens a void now in Syria, a potential void to welcome radical Islamic terrorism like ISIS to rise again. And of course, right on the border of Syria is Israel. And so this could be a potential problem for Israel, but it’s great that Secretary Pompeo spoke up and really offered a message of solidarity to Israel to let the world know Israel has the right to defend itself against any outside aggression.
(Source: The Jerusalem Post)
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