Trump, who announced in December that he was ordering staff to execute a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, made the comments in an interview taped Friday with CBS's Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation".
"I'll leave intelligence there and if I see nests forming, I'll do something about it", Trump said. An amendment from the congressional body said that Islamic State and Al-Qaeda still pose a threat to USA interests and that a U.S. withdrawal would "allow terrorists to regroup, destabilize critical regions and create vacuums that could be filled by Iran or Russian Federation". "One of the reasons I want to keep it is because I want to be looking a little bit at Iran because Iran is a real problem".
President Trump, who has said he wants to withdraw United States forces from Syria and Afghanistan, revealed that he wants the military to remain in Iraq to keep a close watch on Iran. We can come back very quickly, and I'm not leaving.
"So when my intelligence people tell me how wonderful Iran is - if you don't mind, I'm going to just go by my own counsel".
Deputy speaker of parliament Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, also close to Sadr, said they were a "new provocation", weeks after the USA president sparked outrage in Iraq by visiting United States troops at Ain al-Asad without meeting a single Iraqi official.
He declined to put a timeline on withdrawing from Syria, vaguely saying "at a certain point, we want to bring our people back home", first going to bases in Iraq and then to the US.
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"President Bush had intel people that said Saddam Hussein in Iraq had nuclear weapons - had all sorts of weapons of mass destruction", Trump told Brennan. "And we've spent seven trillion dollars in the Middle East and we have lost lives".
Although the Islamic State group have been defeated on the battlefield in Iraq - and expected to be soon in Syria - Trump said other regional threats remain in consideration.
"We are expecting the United States to respect Our mutual interests and avoid pushing Iraq into a regional conflict", he said. We have very fast airplanes, we have very good cargo planes. We have an unbelievable and expensive military base built in Iraq.
Tensions between Washington and Tehran have been high since Trump pulled the United States out of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, and imposed crippling economic sanctions against Tehran previous year.
The president, however, has a rocky relationship with intelligence experts who have said Iran is abiding with the nuclear deal. I went to Iraq recently, if you look at Syria, what's happened in Syria in the last few weeks, you would see that things are going down that were not going down.