US House Speaker criticize Trump for betraying Kurds in Syria

US House of Representatives Speaker says US sanctions against Turkish officials and entities will do little to improve the situation in northern Syria, where Turkey has launched an operation having received a "green light" from US President.

Iran Press/Europe: "US President Donald Trump has unleashed an escalation of chaos and insecurity in Syria. His announcement of a package of sanctions against Turkey falls very short of reversing that humanitarian disaster," Nancy Pelosi said in a Monday statement, Sputnik reported.

Earlier on Monday, US President Donald Trump signed an order authorizing sanctions against two Turkey's Ministries and three Turkish ministers in response to its military operations in Syria.

Pelosi added that Trump actually undermined US efforts to fight ISIS by allegedly allowing Ankara to proceed with its operation in northeastern Syria.

"President Trump gave Turkey the green light to attack our Kurdish partners, betraying the thousands of fighters who gave their lives to keep the world safe from the barbarism of ISIS," Pelosi stressed in her statement.

Recently, Turkey began an air and ground offensive into northeastern Syria against Kurdish militia, opening a new front in the eight-year-old Syrian civil war which has raised the prospect of a new humanitarian disaster in the country.

Turkey had been poised to enter northeast Syria since US President Donald Trump ordered American troops to pull out of Syria.

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash also condemned the Turkish military incursion.

“We call for the exit of Turkey and its forces, as well as all foreign forces that have violated this Arab country - and to push for a successful political solution in Syria,” Gargash said. 


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