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Netanyahu Clashes with Trump over Syria Withdrawal Plan
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Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump had a tense phone conversation over Trump's earlier expression of his willingness to withdraw US forces from Syria "very soon," two US officials reported.
They discussed regional developments over the phone on Wednesday, according to the official account from the United States.
But two unidentified US officials said later that Netanyahu objected to Trump's remark that he would like US forces out of Syria shortly, according to The Times of "Israel."
However, there were no more details on the give-and-take between the "Israeli" prime minister and the US president.
On March 29, Trump said the US would "be coming out of Syria, like, very soon. Let the other people take care of it now."
The US has reportedly more than 2,000 troops stationed in eastern Syria, in addition to several thousand others in the Arab country's north.
Just on Friday, the Pentagon sounded differently from Trump, saying the American military plans in Syria remained unchanged.
On April 3, Trump also signaled that countries that wanted the US to remain in Syria would have to pay for that presence, singling out Saudi Arabia.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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