PressTV-Trump ‘insincere’ in his Syria troop pullout plan

The United States has no intention of withdrawing its troops from Syria, says an academic, adding that such a move would be a clear acknowledgment of the failure of its strategy in the Middle East.

“I never believed his [US President Donald Trump’s] sincerity that he will withdraw his troops from Syria. Actually I saw this as a sign of redeployment, as a first step towards escalating the situation in Syria but he wanted to disengage his troops from ground in order for them not to be sitting ducks for military operations against them,” Jamal Wakim, professor at Lebanese International University told Press TV in an interview on Friday.

“So that’s why I believe that withdrawing the troops was a first step towards military escalation and we will see further escalation in the region because it is impossible for the United States to withdraw from Syria because this would be a clear acknowledgment of the failure of its strategy in the…

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