Syria air strikes: Macron says he convinced Trump not to pull out troops



French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced US President Donald Trump not to withdraw troops from Syria and instead commit "for the long term".
Earlier this month, Mr Trump declared that the US would "be coming out of Syria very soon".
On Saturday, joint US, UK and French strikes targeted Syrian government sites in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack.
Mr Macron said he also convinced Mr Trump to keep the strikes limited.
The pair, who are reported to have a friendly relationship, spoke multiple times in the days before the military action was... read more

 
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