Pompeo to meet Netanyahu in Israel after Turkey meeting
Friday, 18 October 2019 US secretary of state Mike Pompeo was due to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Friday, hours after Turkey agreed with the US to pause its offensive on Kurdish forces in Syria. Thursday's truce, brokered in Ankara by a US team including Pompeo and US vice president Mike Pence, gives Kurdish forces five days to withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt to ease concerns in Israel that Tehran could exploit a U.S. military pullback in Syria. Lauren Anthony reports.