Pom­peo fails to guar­an­tee safety for Kur­dish al­lies

i Newspaper - - NEWS - By Kinda Makieh IN DA­M­AS­CUS

The US Sec­re­tary of State, Mike Pom­peo, has failed to guar­an­tee the safety of Amer­ica’s Kur­dish al­lies.

Speak­ing in the United Arab Emi­rates dur­ing a tour of the Mid­dle East, Mr Pom­peo said only that he was “op­ti­mistic” that an agree­ment could be reached with Tur­key to pro­tect Kur­dish fight­ers in Syria after US forces with­draw from the coun­try.

The Turk­ish regime re­gards the Kur­dish Peo­ple’s Pro­tec­tion Units as a ter­ror­ist group and has vowed to crush it. Yes­ter­day, a Saudi prince, Turki al-Faisal, warned against a US with­drawal, say­ing it would fur­ther en­trench Iran, Rus­sia and the rule of Pres­i­dent Bashar al-As­sad.

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