US to Expel “Every Last Iranian Boot” from Syria: Pompeo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has vowed that his country and its allies will work together to “expel every last Iranian boot” from Syria.
Pompeo made the remarks in a keynote speech in Cairo on Thursday, where he also called for a common stand against Iran in the Middle East
“It’s time for old rivalries to end, for the sake of the greater good of the region,” said Pompeo, as quoted by the AFP.
The US official further pointed out that Washington “will use diplomacy and work with our partners to expel every last Iranian boot” from Syria and bolster efforts “to bring peace and stability to the long-suffering Syrian people,” according to the report.
Pompeo also made it clear that the US troops will be pulled out of Syria but that the war against the Islamic State (IS) will continue.
“We will withdraw our forces, our uniformed forces, from Syria and continue America’s crushing campaign,” Pompeo said at a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukry, the report said. Source