Trump: Saudi to pay 'necessary money' to help rebuild Syria

Al Jazeera 

US President Donald Trump has said Saudi Arabia will spend the "necessary money" to help reconstruct war-torn Syria, without offering any details. Trump's comments on Monday came days after he took to Twitter to announce the withdrawal of all 2,000 US troops from Syria while also abruptly declaring victory over ISIL in the country. The surprising decision on Wednesday contradicted his own experts' assessments and sparked surprise and anger among some of Washington's allies. On Monday, in his latest unexpected foreign policy statement made on Twitter, Trump said Riyadh would step in to support Syria following the US military withdrawal. "Saudi Arabia has now agreed to spend the necessary money needed to help rebuild Syria, instead of the United States. "Isn't it nice when immensely wealthy countries help rebuild their neighbours rather than a Great Country, the US, that is 5,000 miles away.