Egypt welcomes United States sanctions against Turkey

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The final tally was 354-60. All 15 Council members including Russian Federation, a key player in the conflict, declared themselves "very concerned (about) further deterioration of the humanitarian situation" in northeastern Syria. "When Trump comes here, I'll be talking to him", he continued.

Even as he spoke, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were planning to travel to Turkey with plans to meet Turkish officials on Thursday and press for a cease-fire.

"He couldn't handle it", she told reporters on Capitol Hill following the meeting.

The rebuke of President Donald Trump's foreign policy comes as the troop withdrawal decision has sparked a bipartisan backlash, even as Democrats and Republicans remain bitterly divided over another issue now before Congress: the House Democratic impeachment inquiry. Mattis has warned that ISIS will resurge amid the withdrawal.

While speaking at the White House Wednesday, President Trump explained he pulled troops out of the region because it was not in the U.S.'s best interest to stay there.

"We're watching and we're negotiating and we're trying to get Turkey to do the right thing, we want to see wars stopped", Trump said.

"Congress must speak out", Engel said in a floor speech ahead of the vote,"this measure we're considering today will send an unambiguous, bipartisan, hopefully bicameral rejection of Trump's policy in Syria".

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"US is now not a policing agent".

"No power can stop us until we realize this goal", Erdogan said as he lashed out at his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, despite USA threats of crippling sanctions, European arms embargoes and ceasefire demands.

It has also been reported that the president falsely stated that "the Kurds actually are pulling back substantially from Turkey, and Syria's pulling in". "Whoever they may have, I wish 'em all a lot of luck".

After Turkey and Syrian rebel forces launched an offensive against the YPG's umbrella organisation - the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - last week, the Kurdish militia has handed over positions to Bashar al-Assad's regime. Our soldiers are totally safe.

"If Russia wants to get involved with Syria, that's really up to them", he said.

He called on European and other members of the coalition fighting the IS in Syria to regroup as the USA appeared to abdicate its leadership role in the region.

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