There are an 5,000 estimated United States military personnel in Iraq authorised to train, advise and assist Iraqi security forces in their fight against IS, which has not fully controlled any territory in the country for more than a year.
A USA soldier sits on an armored vehicle behind a sand barrier at a newly installed position near the front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria.
Mr. Trump told Brennan that 2,000 troops remain in Syria, but they are starting to come home, as they push out the "final remainder of the caliphate".
Trump has loudly and repeatedly offered fawning praise for Kim, claiming that they "fell in love" and have "fantastic chemistry". We have an unbelievable and expensive military base built in Iraq.
On a related issue, the State Department said this week that the us and South Korea have reached a tentative agreement on sharing the costs of keeping 28,500 American troops in South Korea, but no final deal has been signed to replace the existing agreement, which expired at the end of 2018. He said they would be tasked with "looking a little bit at Iran because Iran is a real problem".
"I want to be able to watch Iran", he added, but denied he had plans to strike Iraq's neighbour.
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But U.S. troops have no right to do that, said Iraqi President Barham Salih, adding that Trump's comments were "surprising".
Votel said that a "key task" for the USA during the withdrawal will be "the protection of those who have fought valiantly with us and ensuring that they remain safe as our diplomats and United Nations and others pursue a political solution here in Syria".
Iraqi President Barham Salih told a forum in Baghdad on Monday that the USA president had not asked for permission to use its base for such purposes.
US President Donald Trump's pledge on Sunday to keep American troops in Iraq has been condemned as "an insult" to national sovereignty, fuelling growing calls for Baghdad to expel "foreign forces".
Salih also emphasized Iraq's own primary political concerns, emphasizing the "fundamental interest for Iraq to have good relations with Iran".