US did not approve Turkey offensive: Pompeo

Published: 10 Oct 2019 | Updated: 10 Oct 2019   

Online Desk

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The United States has not given Turkey a green light to invade Syria, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

He added that Ankara had “legitimate security concerns” and that President Donald Trump made a decision to move American soldiers out of harm’s way, reports Reuters.

Speaking to broadcaster PBS in an interview, Pompeo dismissed widespread concerns over the resurgence of Islamic State in Syria.


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