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Kaine Statement On Turkish Offensive In Northern Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the Turkish offensive that has been launched in northern Syria following the withdrawal of U.S. troops:

“President Trump has left our allies at risk of being slaughtered and spurred massive additional instability in a conflict that desperately needs resolution. His abandonment of the Kurds in northern Syria imperils our gains in the fight against ISIS, puts our troops and diplomats in the region at risk, and plays right into the hands of our adversaries.”

On Monday, Kaine criticized President Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from northern Syria and called on Department of Defense and State Department officials to testify immediately before the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees.