The United States will leave the military in Syria to prevent the influence of Russia

The United States will keep part of its military contingent in Syria in order to prevent the growth of influence of Russia, Iran and the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a number of regions of the country, the acting president said. Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East, David Satterfield.

The fact that the United States will retain part of its military contingent in Syria, said David Satterfield, acting Deputy Secretary of State for the Middle East.

He noted that such measures are needed to “prevent the growth of influence of Russia, Iran and the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.”

He said this on April 15 during a telephone briefing.

“We must ensure that a vacuum does not form in the north-east of Syria, which will be filled by the troops of Russia, Iran and the Syrian regime,” Satterfield said.

It is the United States that is preventing the Syrian people from peacefully settling the conflict and ending this bloodshed.

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