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REPORT: Bin Salman says “Syria’s Assad is staying”

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Saudi Crown Prince said in an interview with TIME on Thursday that “Saudi Arabia believes American troops should stay for at least the mid-term, if not the long-term,” despite President Donald Trump’s declaration that American forces will be pulled from the war-torn country in the near future.

 
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“If you take those troops out from east Syria, you will lose that checkpoint,” bin Salman said. “And this corridor could create a lot of things in the region.”

 

32-year-old Bin Salman said Assad is not likely to be ousted from power. He said he hopes that Assad will not become a “puppet” for Tehran.

 

“Bashar is staying,” he said. “But I believe that Bashar’s interests are not to let the Iranians do whatever they want they want to do.”

 
 

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