Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal from Syria as the UN Discusses Hezbollah's Cross-Border Attack Tunnels
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
ClearCut+ with Michelle Makori / i24News
December 19, 2018
Matthew RJ Brodsky and Qanta Ahmed join Michelle Makori on i24News "ClearCut+" for two segments on the day President Trump decides to go against all of his known advisers by announcing an immediate withdrawal of not only all American military forces but of U.S. diplomats as well. It appears that in a phone conversation with Turkey's President Erdogan, President Trump decided to make a deal that prematurely removes U.S. forces from Syria. That is to say, Erdogan managed to extract from Trump a concession that Iran, Russia, and the Assad regime have wanted for years. Meanwhile, the world powers gathered at the UN to discuss Hezbollah's cross-border attack tunnels from Lebanon. Ahmed and Brodsky also discuss the underground advanced weapons production facilities Iran built in Lebanon and those the Islamic Republic is operating in Iraq.