PressTV-US pullout from Syria ‘great gift’ to Iran, Russia: Senator

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria was a “great Christmas gift” to Iran and Russia, says a Democratic senator in Congress.

Delaware Senator Chris Coons said Sunday that the fact that both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Republican Senator Rand Paul welcomed Trump’s Wednesday announcement showed how “terrible” the move actually was.

“And it’s a pretty clear guide post for me, when there’s a foreign policy decision that’s cheered by Vladimir Putin and Rand Paul, that’s a pretty good sign it’s a terrible idea,” Coons, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stated.

The decision has sparked bipartisan backlash in Washington, forcing US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the State Department’s senior envoy to the so-called anti-Daesh coalition, Brett McGurk, to resign.

Trump, however, remained defiant, claiming that the US had defeated the Daesh terrorist group in…

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