Iraqi President: ‘U.S. Allies are Worried About the Dependability of’ America Under Trump

Iraqi President Barham Salih said U.S. allies in the Middle East are re-questioning America’s role in the region and their dependability after President Donald Trump removed troops from northern Syria and allowed a Turkish invasion in the region.

“The staying power of the United States is being questioned in a very, very serious way,” Salih told Axios in an HBO segment that aired on Sunday. “And allies of the United States are worried about the dependability of the United States.”

The Iraqi leader also voiced concern about the jailed ISIS fighters who recently escaped due to the U.S. abandonment of the Syrian Kurds
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