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Pompeo, Netanyahu vow to continue cooperation over Syria and Iran

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, April 2018

The United States and Israel vowed on Tuesday to continue cooperating over Syria and in countering Iran in the Middle East, even as President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw US troops from Syria.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Brazilian capital that he planned to discuss how to intensify intelligence and operations cooperation in Syria and elsewhere to block Iranian "aggression."


In his first public comments on Trump's decision, Pompeo said it "in no way changes anything that this administration is working on alongside Israel" and that campaigns to counter ISIS and Iranian aggression would continue. 

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