US Syria pullout 'very negative' move
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Al-Faisal: US Syria pullout 'a very negative' move

A senior member of the Saudi royal family has warned against a US troop withdrawal from Syria.

Prince Turki al-Faisal told the BBC the action would have a negative impact, further entrenching Iran, Russia and the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.

US President Donald Trump announced in December 2018 that it was time to bring US troops home from Syria.

Prince Faisal was speaking just before US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a visit to Riyadh.

  • 13 Jan 2019
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