U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham: It is in the national security interest of the U.S. to continue our partnership with the SDF

Photo: the Syriac Military Council is co-founder of the SDF and together with its partners took down the ISIS Caliphate

Washington – On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the territorial defeat of the ISIS Caliphate by the U.S.-led Coalition against ISIS, senator Lindsey Graham and commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces Mazloum Abdi, discussed the U.S. continued involvement and partnership in a phone call. In a Tweet message the Republican senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) commented on the call saying:

Graham added to his Tweet by saying the US must “..protect the oil from ISIS and Iran, and work toward a future political settlement favorable to the Syrian people. Concern was expressed about Russian aggression along Turkey-Syria border and potential efforts by Russia to grab oil. We must not let Russia benefit from the US fight against ISIS.”

Senator Lindsey tweeted in a reply to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who also tweeted on the occasion: