Kiev: US President Donald Trump said his country has three options for how to respond to Turkey’s operation against the Kurds in Syria.
According to Trump, the United States can “send thousands of soldiers to the region and win by military means”, “tightly financially squeeze Turkey through sanctions” or become an intermediary between Turkey and the Kurds.
“We defeated the Islamic State caliphate 100%, we no longer have troops in the Syrian regions, now Turkey is attacking. We coped with our task perfectly! But now Turkey is attacking the Kurds with whom it has been fighting for 200 years”, - Trump said.
Earlier, the US demanded that Erdogan guarantee not to attack their Kurdish allies in the coalition against the "Islamic State" after the withdrawal of the US military from Syria. Trump said that he would destroy the Turkish economy if it allowed itself "unacceptable actions."
Recall, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkish troops launched Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasized that Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria should be restrained. The European Union noted that a reliable solution to the Syrian conflict cannot be achieved by military means.