By Middle East Affairs French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday he had not intended to insinuate that the United States changed its position on Syria because of him, Reuters reported. These comments come after the White House countered his statement Saturday that he had talked Trump into keeping troops in Syria for
By Middle East Affairs After French President Emmanuel Macron said he had convinced U.S. President Donald Trump to keep United States forces in Syria, Trump reiterated Sunday his desire to bring troops home as soon as possible. "The U.S. mission has not changed - the president has been clear that he wants
By Middle East Affairs French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday he convinced U.S. President Donald Trump to keep United States forces in Syria, Haaretz reported. "We convinced him it was necessary to remain there," Macron said in telephone calls Saturday before France carried out joint air strikes in Syria with the United
By Middle East Affairs Damascus, Aleppo and Homs saw explosions early Saturday as the United States, France and Britain carried out their first joint air strikes against Syria. The air strikes were in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack April 7 in the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma. Experts believe a "cocktail"
Turkey reacted angrily on Friday to a French offer to mediate with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that is dominated by a Kurdish militia deemed a terrorist organization by Ankara. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of overstepping “his limits” and going “over his head,” adding that