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france’s macron tries to walk back remarks that he persuaded trump to keep troops in syria

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france’s macron tries to walk back remarks that he persuaded trump to keep troops in syria

paris — french president emmanuel macron attempted monday to walk back surprising comments that suggested he had convinced president trump to keep u.s. forces in syria “long term.”the remarks — during a tv debate sunday after western missile strikes on syria — hinted at a major policy shift by trump and brought a sharp response from the white house less than a week before macron is scheduled to visit washington. it left macron scrambling to clarify his statement and fall closer in line with trump’s outlook that the islamic state remained the main battle for western military forces in syria. last month, trump announced that he planned to withdraw u.s. troops from syria “very soon,” but later appeared to take a softer line after questions from commanders and others.at a news ...