"President Trump's decision to withdraw our troops has been made".
The U.S. has about 5,000 troops in Iraq, and Trump said on his visit that he had no intention to bring them home as he's signaled he'll do with the 2,000 American soldiers in Syria. It is by giving them exit options to come to America.
Rob Malley, who was Obama's national security council director for the Middle East and is now at the International Crisis Group, said hearing Pompeo's speech was like "like listening to someone from a parallel universe" in which the region's shortcomings were ignored.
"What did we learn from all this?"
USA flip-flopping on its Middle East policy shows a severe lack of understanding of the region and negligence for its allies' national security interests.
With those words, Pompeo took aim at the foreign policy of former U.S. president Barack Obama, who delivered a speech in Cairo in 2009 outlining "a new beginning" for his country's relationship with the Arab world. "Very soon, we will take action to neutralise terrorist organisations in Syria", Erdogan said.
"The good news is this: The age of self-inflicted American shame is over, and so are the policies that produced so much needless suffering".
The Al Jazeera analyst added that Pompeo is "pushing Arab leaders to normalise relations with Israel while it is and continues to be an occupying power".
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Ms Qunun is now in the care of the UN's refugee agency in Bangkok , which is processing her case. The agency said in a statement that it required five days to process the girl's request.
Indeed, not long after he'd touched down, Erdogan canceled his meeting with the American envoy, branding Bolton's comments about preconditions for a U.S. withdrawal "a serious mistake".
He said this was particularly so in the case of Iran.
That includes Syria, where Iran has had a growing role in supporting the Syrian regime.
He said the US was talking to the PYD/YPG and Ankara on how to effectuate the pullout in a "way that protects our forces, makes sure that the Americans are safe".
"Whenever/wherever U.S. interferes, chaos, repression & resentment follow", Zarif wrote on Twitter.
During a brief photo opportunity, Pompeo was chatting with the monarch, mentioning a speech by President Trump, to be delivered from the Oval Office later Tuesday. "Best for the United States to just get over loss of Iran", he wrote.
"It's one thing if he left when he was 16 and somehow got over there - it's another thing if he's been over there for five years in the mix", Hughes said.
During his address, the secretary applauded Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's efforts to promote religious freedom and encouraged him "to unleash the creative energies of Egypt's people, unfetter the economy, and promote a free and open exchange of ideas".
A state-run Russian television station reported that Russian military police were patrolling the outskirts of the town of Manbij, where USA soldiers remain, in a buffer zone separating Syrian forces and "militants" outside of the town.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Barack Obama on Thursday of sowing chaos in the Middle East by failing to adequately confront Islamist militants in a blistering critique of the policies of President Donald Trump's predecessor. The YPG lead the Syrian Democratic Forces, which are partnered with the USA -led anti-ISIS coalition.