"Syria probably will have a partner of Russia", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "He's been building up troops on the border with Syria for a long time".
Graham, who is normally one of Trump's strongest Senate supporters, also said he was concerned that "we will not have allies in the future against radical Islam, ISIS will reemerge, & Iran's rise in Syria will become a nightmare for Israel". "Just the opposite of a green light".
Mattarella also expressed hope that his country, the United States and the European Union will be able to foster new cooperation on trade after Trump lamented that the United States' trade deficit with Italy accounts for about 20 percent of its annual trade deficit with the EU. It's not our problem", Trump said, adding: "The Kurds know how to fight. "This is a complicated matter with lots of states at play, lots of non-state actors as well and we're working to try and find a resolution".
Utah Senator Mitt Romney, a frequent Trump critic, called the USA withdrawal a strategic mistake that "represents one of the darkest days in American foreign policy history".
Washington's abrupt withdrawal of its troops pushed the Kurds to strike a deal with the Russia-backed government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, allowing his forces to return to regions of northern Syria they abandoned at the height of the eight-year civil war.
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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said he would soon go to Iraq to discuss a judicial framework to enable jihadists being held in Syria to face trial.
Syrian forces also expanded their deployment in Raqqa earlier in the day, state-run Sana news agency said, showing images of troops in army gear, carrying their national flag and pictures of Assad as they made their way to the area.
Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo are scheduled to travel to Turkey this week and to meet with Erdogan.
"If Russia wants to get involved with Syria, that's really up to them", he said.
Iran blames alleged tanker attack on Israel, US and Saudis
Last month, two Saudi oil facilities were attacked, temporarily halving the kingdom's crude output and setting oil markets alight. Iran's national oil company had said last week's explosions on the vessel showed it had been attacked "likely by missiles".
After insulting the Kurds, Trump handed the fight against ISIS off to Syria and Russian Federation, saying "you have a lot of countries over there that hate ISIS as much as we do..."
He's still facing heat for deciding to pull US troops from northern Syria, especially among reports about a Turkish invasion.
The US imposed limited sanctions on Turkey this week and has threatened more.
"Sanctions work frankly better than fighting, certainly when you're down to 28 people", Trump said.
-With assistance from Steven T. Dennis.
Eagles release LB Zach Brown
He and Cousins were teammates with Washington in 2017, and the quarterback has picked it up since struggling earlier this season. After his first score to Diggs, he stalked the sideline with a baseball cap on his head and a drink in his right hand.