Donald Trump May Be Preparing for A Standoff with Iran Over Syria

Reuters
October 31, 2019 Topic: Security Region: Middle East Blog Brand: Middle East Watch Tags: SyriaOilIranDonald TrumpStrategy

Donald Trump May Be Preparing for A Standoff with Iran Over Syria

It seems like Trump intends to keep U.S. forces at al-Tanf, a small desert base near the Jordanian border that is possibly important to interdicting Iran’s role in Syria.

Seth J. Frantzman is a Jerusalem-based journalist who holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the executive director of the Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis and a writing fellow at Middle East Forum. He is the author of After ISIS: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East (forthcoming Gefen Publishing). Follow him on Twitter at @sfrantzman.

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