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Trump announces lifting of US sanctions on Turkey

Source : 112 Ukraine

President of the USA said that Turkey assured him that it would cease fire on an ongoing basis
09:02, 24 October 2019

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On October 23, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the lifting of US sanctions on Turkey for attacking the Kurds, BBC reports.

"The sanctions will be lifted unless something happens that we're not happy with," Trump said.

The president also added that Turkey had assured him that it would stop fighting in the region and implement the recently agreed ceasefire on an ongoing basis.

Related: Democrats slam Trump over Syria

As we reported earlier, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Turkey "will crush the heads" of the Kurdish fighters if they do not withdraw until Tuesday evening, as BBC informed

Both parties to the conflict accused each other in violation of the temporary truce. Ankara considers Kurdish servicemen as the terrorists and wants to create a "safe zone" buffer inside Syria. Despite the agreed ceasefire, the attacks have continued, particularly near the border town of Ras Al-Ain.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to strike Iran in case of Tehran's provocations in the Gulf region. Trump said this to reporters at the White House, Politico reports.

"We are better prepared than ever. If Iran does something, they will be hit with a blow they have not seen before," Trump said.

Related: Trump’s Syria Trifecta: a win for Putin, a loss for the Kurds and lots of uncertainty for our allies

 

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