Trump makes surprise visit to Iraq
US President Donald Trump visited American military forces in Iraq on Wednesday, a surprise trip and to meet with US service members stationed at the Al Asad Air Base.
America: During the visit, Trump told reporters that he has "no plans at all" to remove US troops from Iraq, instead stressing his interests in wanting soldiers to vacate from Syria, Iran Press reported.
Trump, who was accompanied by his wife, Melania Trump, was expected to make two stops on his post-Christmas trip, delivering a holiday message to the more than 5,000 American forces stationed in the country.
Trump is also expected to visit US service members stationed at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany on his flight back to the US.
On December 20, US senators from both sides of the isle are reacting angrily to president Donald Trump's decision to begin pulling troops out of Syria, describing the move as a seriously "huge Obama-like mistake."
Republican senators Lindsey Graham, Joni Ernst, Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio as well as Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen and independent senator Angus King expressed serious concern in the letter noting that the withdrawal of US troops from Syria may embolden Bashar al Assad to take further actions to solidify his power.
On December 19, US President Donald Trump has ordered a rapid withdrawal of all 2,000 United States ground troops from Syria within 30 days. 103