Pompeo says the US is ready for military operation in Syria


The United States is ready for military action in Syria, if necessary, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview with CNBC.

We prefer peace to war. But if military action is necessary, you should know that President Trump is fully ready for these actions.

The Secretary of State emphasized that the United States will use primarily diplomatic tools.

Note that after the start of the military operation of Turkey "Source of Peace" in northern Syria, the United States imposed sanctions against several senior Turkish officials.

On October 17, Ankara and Washington agreed to suspend the operation for 120 hours. The USA promised that the Kurdish formations supported by them would be withdrawn beyond the demarcation line 30 km south of the Syrian border with Turkey, and Washington would not impose new sanctions against Ankara.