PressTV-Trump freezes funds for recovery efforts in Syria

President Donald Trump has frozen over $200 million in funds for recovery efforts in Syria a day after he announced that the US will withdraw from Syria “very soon,” a report says.

Trump ordered the State Department on Friday to put on the hold the spending, another indication the president wants to disengage from Syria, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Citing officials, the journal added that the president made the decisions to do so as his administration reevaluates Washington’s role in the conflict in the war-torn country.

The decision came after he read a news report, saying the US had recently committed an additional $200 million to back up early recovery efforts in Syria, it noted.

In February, departing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was attending a meeting of the global coalition against Daesh in Kuwait, promised an additional aid of $200 million.

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