Israel is a little shocked at how indifferent President Trump seemed to be about Iran’s presence in Syria.
US President Donald Trump said that in regard to Iran’s role in Syria “they can do whatever they want there, frankly.” The president added that the situation in Iran has changed in recent months as a result of the renewed US sanctions.
During a meeting of his Cabinet, Trump explained that the Ayatollah regime is withdrawing its forces from Syria and Yemen. There are weekly protests and their situation is very bad. He added that he may sit down to negotiate with the Iranians; but he felt that they are not willing to sit with him at the moment.
“Iran is no longer the same country,” he said. “Iran is taking its people out of Syria. They can do whatever they want there, frankly, but they are taking their people out of there. They are taking their people out of Yemen. Iran wants to survive now. ”
“Iran was going to seize everything and destroy Israel but Iran is a very different country at the moment, “said the US president. “They have riots every week in all the provinces. I would love to negotiate with Iran … but Iran is a very different country at the moment. ”
When asked about the withdrawal of US forces in Syria, Trump said “I do not want us to be in Syria forever”