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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a group of American lawmakers on a surprise visit to Jordan to discuss “the deepening crisis” in Syria amid a shaky U.S.-brokered cease-fire.
The visit came after bipartisan criticism in Washington has slammed President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw the bulk of U.S. troops from northern Syria — clearing the way for Turkey’s wide-ranging offensive against the Kurdish groups, who had been key U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State group.
The article goes on to state the following:
Turkey agreed on Thursday to suspend its offensive for five days, demanding the Kurdish forces withdraw from a designated strip of the border about 30 kilometers deep (19 miles).
The Congressional delegation included Democrats Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the Intelligence Committee, who is leading the impeachment probe into President Trump; Eliot Engel, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Bennie Thompson, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. There was one GOP member of the group, Rep. Mac Thornberry, the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee.
Yesterday, our bipartisan delegation met with @KingAbdullahII & Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II to discuss the US-Jordan strategic partnership, regional stability, counterterrorism, security cooperation, Middle East peace, economic development & other shared challenges. pic.twitter.com/WCLxAu0ywn
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) October 20, 2019
Nancy Pelosi And A Bipartisan Delegation of U.S. Lawmakers Are In Jordan For ‘Vital Discussions’ Amid The Escalating Syria Crisis https://t.co/tVsXU7BhCZ
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) October 20, 2019
Speaker Pelosi leads group of American lawmakers on surprise visit to Jordan to discuss “the deepening crisis” in Syria amid a shaky US-brokered cease-fire. https://t.co/2q0k3JxAQH
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 20, 2019
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