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Pompeo Vows to Cut US Reconstruction Aid to Syria If Iran's Forces Stay

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the US would stop any reconstruction assistance to Syria so long as Iranian forces are present in the war-torn country, AFP Reported

"The onus for expelling Iran from the country falls on the Syrian government, which bears responsibility for its presence there," Pompeo told the Jewish Institute for National Security of America as quoted by AFP.

"If Syria doesn't ensure the total withdrawal of Iranian-backed troops, it will not receive one single dollar from the United States for reconstruction," Mike Pompeo was quoted as saying by AFP.

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That would create an opportunity for Russia to step in with the reconstruction, bringing Syria fully into the Russian sphere of influence; a major defeat for the US.

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