US President: Rich Middle Eastern Countries to Pay for U.S. Protection

French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S President Donald J. Trump. Photo: US State Department
French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S President Donald J. Trump. Photo: US State Department

President Trump has warned some immensely rich countries in the Middle East to pay for American protection.

The U.S. President Donald Trump said the rich countries of the Middle East have to deploy their troops in Syria.

During President Macron’s visit to the U.S., President Trump said: “Countries that are in the area, some of which are immensely wealthy, would not be there except for the United States and to a lesser extent France.”

President Trump has been signaling to get the U.S. soldiers out of Syria and calling on the Middle Eastern countries to deploy their soldiers in Syria.

Earlier in April, President Trump said, “We’ve almost completed the task and will be making a decision very quickly in coordination with others in the area, as to what we will do.”

President Trump added: “Saudi Arabia is very interested in our decision and I said: ‘Well you know, you want us to stay? Maybe you are going to have to pay.”

On Tuesday, President Trump said in a press conference with President Macron that some countries in the Middle East wouldn’t last even a week without US support.

President Trump said, “They wouldn’t be there except for the United States. They wouldn’t last a week. We are protecting them. They have to now step up and pay for what is happening.”

President Trump said he insists to get out of Syria. But he wouldn’t allow Iran an open season as well.

President Trump said “As far as Syria is concerned, I would love to get out. I’d love to bring our incredible warriors back home. They’ve done a great job.”

President Trump added: “With that being said, Emmanuel and myself have discussed the fact that we don’t want to give Iran open season, especially since we really control it.”


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