In a post to Twitter criticizing a media report late Monday, the president said, "The Amazon WashingtonPost fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad".
Anonymous officials told the Post that Trump's decision reflects his desire to mend ties with Russian Federation.
Trump chose to nix the aid nearly a month ago after meeting CIA Director Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in the Oval Office, according to the WashingtonPost.
Trump didn't specify what was wrong with report by the newspaper, which is owned by Amazon founder Jeffrey P. Bezos. But perhaps he should try it out, because a tweet he sent late on Monday seems to confirm a secretive Central Intelligence Agency program in Syria that he recently ended.
The termination of the program was confirmed by SOCOM Gen. The intelligence group started the arms program to pressure Syria's Bashar al-Assad into stepping down from power. He said the U.S. is having extraordinary success against the ISIS.
That's a dramatic shift for the Trump administration.
While not-a-Republican Joe Scarborough rages about hundreds who have died in chemical attacks possibly not even perpetrated by the Syrian government in 2013, 2015, and 2017, our conventional weapons have helped prolong a war that has resulted in countless thousands of civilian deaths. Like large portions of the nation's various drone wars, some military/CIA programs are known to be non-secret secrets. Ending the operation has been seen as a net gain for the Kremlin by several officials privy to the decision. "Putin won in Syria".
The CIA program will likely be phased out "over a period of months" the officials told the Post, noting that the decision has the support of key USA ally Jordan, that has hosted training sites for the Syrian rebels. Trump, by contrast, has not yet retracted or clarified his remarks about the program's end.
The pinnacle of this failure came in Obama's last few hours in the White House in January.
In November 2016, Saakashvili quit his post and formed an opposition party and was seen heavily criticizing Ukrainian authorities. The move was widely seen as political retribution against Saakashvili, who was getting increasingly popular.
Tillerson has reportedly had an icy relationship with Trump and the White House since he became secretary of state. . Pressed about Mr Tillerson's light schedule in recent days, Ms Nauert said he was "just taking a little time off".
After the Iranian ship did not respond to the various signals, the US boat fired warning shots in an attempt to avoid a collision. US Naval Forces Central Command has said the Iranian vessel stopped it's unsafe approach after the shots were fired.
The girl, who researchers did not identify, started on HIV drugs when she was 2 months old and stopped 40 weeks later. The other two children who have had similar successful outcomes were in France and Mississippi.
West Ham are now on a pre-season tour of Germany where Hernandez is expected to join the rest of the squad this week. And that optimism is a far cry from this time last season, when most of their signings sank without trace.
The existing Supreme Court has consistently backed Maduro and shot down all measures by the opposition-led National Assembly. The sanctions were announced as a two-day national strike began in the country, organized by opposition groups.
Teigen was proud to announce Monday morning that Trump finally got exhausted of seeing her trolling techniques after nine years. Teigen has never been one to back down from adversity, so somehow, someway, she will probably survive this.
Judge Nicholas Francis said Tuesday that the hearing would resume Wednesday and that he expects to issue a ruling later that day. Very few people who develop the condition in infancy survive to their teenage years, and there is now no known treatment for it.
Collins, 23, is coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him miss all but three games after suffering a toe injury. Now, he's expected to dig in as the club's right tackle this season following the retirement of Doug Free.
Swiss police had earlier admitted they did not know where Wrousis had gone, and he could have crossed into Germany. Authorities say the suspect has previous convictions for weapons offenses and has no fixed residence.
'Apple CEO promised to build three big plants in US'
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Gunaratne in doubt for rest of India Test series
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Release Date Out of 'Wonder Woman 2' in 13 December 2019
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Channels activated to trace 39 Indians in Iraq: minister
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UK GDP grows 0.3% in second quarter, first half lacklustre
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Nokia's First Android Phone launching in August
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