Lavrov hopes Trump keeps to his promise to leave Syria after defeat of ISIS

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MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed his hope to a news conference in Moscow on Monday that US President Donald Trump would stick to his promise to leave Syria after the victory over ISIS.

“What we find particularly worrisome is that despite constant promises the United States’ sole goal in Syria is struggle against terrorism over the past month we have seen US efforts to get deeply entrenched on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates,” Lavrov said.

Lavrov explained that Trump’s latest statements means that “he is committed at least to the previous promises the United States will leave Syria after victory over the Islamic State [ISIS].”

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This comes as last week Trump promised that the US military will “soon” be leaving Syria.

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