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World Trump sends $50 million in emergency funds to Syria

07:15  13 october  2019
07:15  13 october  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Watch CBSN Live. Trump sends $ 50 million in emergency financial assistance to Syria . "This funding will provide emergency financial assistance to Syrian human rights defenders, civil society organizations and reconciliation efforts directly supporting ethnic and religious minority victims of the

President Donald Trump has put the brakes on 0 million scheduled to be spent on recovery efforts in Syria , according to multiple published The reports come shortly after Trump said American troops may be leaving Syria “very soon.” The Wall Street Journal initially reported the freeze, characterizing

Donald Trump announced Saturday night that the U.S. will send $50 million in stabilization assistance to Syria. The money, according to the Office of the Press Secretary, is to "protect persecuted ethnic and religious minorities and advance human rights."

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"This funding will provide emergency financial assistance to Syrian human rights defenders, civil society organizations and reconciliation efforts directly supporting ethnic and religious minority victims of the conflict," the statement reads.

"We hope regional and international partners will continue their contributions as well," the statement continues. "Ensuring the freedom and safety of ethnic and religious minorities remains a top priority for this Administration."

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Trump sends $ 50 million in emergency funds to Syria . The Arab League is calling on the United Nations Security Council to force Turkey to halt its offensive attacks against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria .

WASHINGTON — President Trump , having this week signaled a possible withdrawal of American troops from Syria , has ordered the State Department to suspend more than 0 million in funds for recovery efforts there while the administration reassesses its role in the conflict

A few hours before the funding announcement, the president tweeted "The endless wars must end."

He repeated that sentiment in an interview with Jeanine Pirro, which was conducted a few hours before the statement was released. The interview, which aired around 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox News, featured the president saying the Kurds — Syria's defensive fighters — have "some very good people and some very bad people" and "maybe they'll get somebody else to go in and fight with them... but we want to get out of the endless wars."

"It's 7,000 miles away from the United States. I want to protect our borders," Mr. Trump told Pirro. "We defeated 100% of the ISIS caliphate ... we're not going to stay in these areas forever."

He added that if Turkey "does something out of line," he will take action.

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The Trump administration is freezing funds to Syria in an effort to limit U.S. influence. The State Department reportedly “hopes” the frozen funds will motivate Syria and local partners to increase The president believes if the U.S. is sending 0 million in aid to Syria , the country should show

Trump sends $ 50 million in emergency funds to Syria . The funds are meant to "protect persecuted ethnic and religious minorities and advance human rights". Turkish forces capture key border town as troops push further into Syria . It marks their most significant gain since the assault started.

"It's like some people go to lunch. They [Turkey] fight with the Kurds, it's what [Turkey] does," he said. "We spend a lot of money on the Kurds... but it's time for us to go home."

Trump pulled U.S. troops out of Syria on October 6 — a decision that resulted in Turkey attacking the northern part of the country and taking over key highways and the border town of Ras al-Ayn. ISIS prisoners were also able to escape imprisonment when Turkish artillery hit a prison compound.

The president received significant backlash for the decision, with both Republican and Democratic legislators criticizing the move.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina tweeted Friday that the Trump administration "needs to up their game" when it comes to protecting Kurdish allies.

"We are witnessing ethnic cleansing in Syria by Turkey, the destruction of a reliable ally in the Kurds, and the reemergence of ISIS," he said.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tweeted that the Kurds were instrumental to the U.S. fighting against ISIS in Syria and that "leaving them to die is a big mistake."

Trump has yet to directly comment on the recent funding decision.

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