Trump praises anti-ISIS coalition, but concedes there are 'dangerous remnants'

Trump praises anti-ISIS coalition, but concedes there are 'dangerous remnants'

"We believe there is nobody more qualified to combat anti-Semitism head-on across the globe", IAC Chairman Adam Milstein said in a statement.

"It should be formally announced that sometime, probably next week, that we will have 100 percent of the caliphate", Trump said at a summit of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.

"Great nations do not fight endless wars", Trump said, in one of the most memorable lines from his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night.

The commander said while the original 34,000 square miles of territory held by the terrorist group has been reduced to less than 20 square miles, Daesh still retains leaders, fighters, facilitators and resources.

Trump says that he accelerated the negotiations with the Taliban to reach a political settlement.

"This is what a lot of people don't understand", added Trump."We're going to keep watching, and we're going to keep seeing, and if there's trouble-if somebody is looking to do nuclear weapons or other things-we're going to know it before they do". Trump also ordered the military to develop plans to remove up to half of the 14,000 US forces in Afghanistan.

"Above all, friend and foe alike must never doubt this Nation's power and will to defend our people". "Blocking people from applying at ports of entry and forcing asylum seekers at our southern border to remain in Mexico to await their hearing is illegal, risky and unprecedented in American history".

"This year, American astronauts will go back to space on American rockets", Trump said, to a standing ovation.

In his State of the Union address, Trump contextualized his Iran policy by castigating the regime for its anti-Semitism. There's no evidence that the attack was related in any way to the Middle East. "And 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".

The Pentagon's Office of Inspector General released a report Monday that said ISIS is likely to try to leverage the withdrawal of USA troops from Syria as a "victory", CNN reported.

After 17 years of war in Afghanistan, Trump praised "the unmatched valor" of USA forces. But in a comment that came shortly after he highlighted an increase in USA military spending, he warned that in the absence of such a deal, "we will outspend and out-innovate all others by far".

"As a candidate for president, I pledged a new approach".

IS fighters wanted "to take our honour, but they lost their honour", she has previously said about the ordeal.

Japan also welcomed the announcement of a second meeting with North Korea and urged for the "complete and prompt implementation" of efforts toward full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, referring to the vague agreement Trump and Kim signed during their first summit in Singapore last June.

US officials have said in recent weeks that IS has lost 99.5 percent of its territory and is holding on to fewer than 5 square kilometers in Syria, or less than 2 square miles, in the villages of the Middle Euphrates River Valley, where the bulk of the fighters are concentrated.

The Republican Jewish Coalition, by contrast, said Trump's choices for guests sent clear and welcome messages.

The Kurdish YPG militia makes up more than two thirds of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which the U.S. have used as the main proxy against IS in northeastern Syria.

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