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Trump-Putin deal could oust Iran from Syria

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Published: 28 January 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Trump's call for safe zones for Syrians would require buy-in from other countries – Nabih Bulos – Los Angeles Times 26.01.17
While suspending new US visas for Syrians and others from a handful of predominantly Muslim nations, Trump executive order would direct the Pentagon and State Department to produce a plan for safe zones in Syria and the surrounding area within 90 days.

Russia urges caution over Trump's Syria plans
– CBS/AP 26.01.17
Asked to comment, Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov stressed it was important in Moscow’s view to ‘thoroughly calculate all possible consequences’ of the measure and that it would be ‘important not to exacerbate the situation with refugees.’

Trump-Putin safe zones deal ousts Iran from Syria
– DEBKAfile 26.01.17
As part of this arrangement, all forces from the Iranian military, the pro-Iranian Shiite militias and Hezbollah will be required to leave Syria.

Trump bans Syrian refugees, halts entrance from 7 Muslim countries – Ken Thomas – The Times of Israel 27.01.17
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump signs order banning refugees worldwide from US for 4 months; 90-day bar on entry for people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

What would've happened to millions of Jews if Trump's ban had been in place a century ago – David B. Green – Haaretz 25.01.17
At least 2 million Jews who would never have found refuge in America.

And see: Report: Israel okays historic plan to absorb child refugees from Syria war – The Jerusalem Post 26.01.17
Would be Israel’s first opening of doors to refugees from Syria, with which it is still at war. Includes video ‘Under cover of night, Syrians seek help from Israel’ [4:22].


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