An identical bipartisan measure is being introduced in the Senate.
Facing an offensive from the Turkish military, the Kurdish forces abandoned by the United States struck a deal with the Syrian government, which has sent troops toward the Turkish-Syrian border to meet the Turkish advance. It also calls on Trump to produce "a clear and specific plan for the enduring defeat" of the Islamic State.
While McConnell did not directly call out the president during a speech on the Senate floor, he blasted Trump's decision to withdraw all USA forces from northeastern Syria - a sign of the fierce blow back even within Trump's own party that has only grown since his decision to pull back US troops ahead of the Turkish operation against Kurdish forces.
Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a reminder Tuesday that a veto-proof majority of 70 senators voted earlier this year against such a pullout.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are battling Turkish forces and their Syrian proxies in various parts of the northeast.
The U.S. delegation President Donald Trump is sending to try to negotiate a ceasefire and settlement between Turkey and U.S. -backed Syrian Kurdish forces will depart in the next 24 hours, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
Trump has demanded an immediate end to Turkey's assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria - an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving USA troops out of the way.
Regime troops had entered the city near the Turkish border late Monday, as Turkey-backed fighters massed to the west ahead of a planned assault.
Trump also said he was reimposing tariffs of 50% on Turkish steel - one of a series of measures taken a year ago to win the release of a detained USA pastor, and which contributed to a plunge in the value of the country's lira currency. They will be meeting their counterparts.Читайте также: Trump letter to Erdogan
Trump's comments came during a Rose Garden ceremony celebrating the Stanley Cup-winning St. Louis Blues.
"No one is interested" in potential fighting between Syrian government troops and Turkish forces, Russia's envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev told Russian state news agencies.
Russian Federation moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria, deploying troops Tuesday to keep apart advancing Syrian government and Turkish forces.
The U.S. military remains committed to pulling its troops out of the region, which seemed to trigger Erdogan's offensive. Troops are consolidating their positions to prepare to fly out of the country soon.
The Trump administration intensified its damage control efforts over the ongoing Turkish assault against Kurds who once fought for and alongside the USA, announcing on Tuesday the imminent departure of a delegation to Ankara. Associated Press writers Nataliya Vasilyeva in Moscow and Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey, contributed.
The president said his administration is being tough on Turkey and other countries.
However, the official said that anywhere between 50 and 150 wives and children of Islamic State prisoners had escaped in the chaos after Turkish forces attacked last week.
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