Melanie Nezer, senior vice president of public affairs for the agency, said in a statement that "Stories of Holocaust survivors are reminders that we should welcome the stranger and protect the refugee". However, Trump did not name the groups that U.S. officials were in talks with. "They have the ability of coming back together if we don't", General Joseph Votel, head of the United States military's Central Command, told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing hours before the president's public address.
While Trump ultimately chose to delay the pullout of 2,000 troops from Syria for several months to ensure a slow and orderly withdrawal, the move failed to quell concern from top Republicans in Congress.
"The concern is if we move our forces out of Syria that that may take some pressure off of the ISIS forces in Syria", Hecker said. "Our troops have fought with unmatched valor - and thanks to their bravery, we are now able to pursue a political solution to this long and bloody conflict", he told members of congress during his speech.
He said that after so many years of fighting in Afghanistan, now is the time "to at least try for peace", saying the Taliban wants the same. Pelosi, who wore white like many Democratic lawmakers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of American women gaining the right to vote, applauded half-heartedly at times and frequently sat stony-faced through Trump's address. "We hope that the two leaders take more specific and practical actions in Vietnam".
"As a candidate for president, I loudly pledged a new approach".
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.
Trump says that he accelerated the negotiations with the Taliban to reach a political settlement.
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.
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The coalition gave conflicting assessments of IS strength and capabilities, reporting at the end of December that it "remains a battle-hardened and well-disciplined force", with high morale and "unfazed by Coalition airstrikes", only to say its morale was "trending downward" in January.
"My administration has acted decisively to confront the world's leading state sponsor of terror: the radical regime in Iran", he said.
He said he wanted to wait for the official word before making any announcement.
When the United States pulled out of the multilateral nuclear accord, Trump's administration touted that sanctions would put pressure on Iran to curb its missile programme and regional activities.
It warned "a precipitous withdrawal" could destabilize the region and create a vacuum that could be filled by Iran or Russian Federation.
After his decision to abandon the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, representatives from the three countries came together a year ago to craft a new trade deal known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. He says Russian Federation violated the pact, which Russian Federation denies.
Trump's comments come as the Pentagon worries that the U.S. military relationship with Iraq is increasingly "complicated" after May 2018 elections that saw Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr make substantial gains, raising safety concerns for American troops and diplomats.