The Kremlin on Thursday questioned the tone of a letter sent by U.S. President Donald Trump to his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan, saying it was highly unusual for correspondence between heads of state.
All military operations will be paused for five days, and the U.S. will help facilitate an "orderly withdrawal" of Kurdish-led troops from what Turkey has termed a "safe zone" on the border. "All military operations under Operation Peace Spring will be paused, and Operation Peace Spring will be halted entirely on completion of the withdrawal".
Pence's mission came a day after the White House made public a letter Trump had sent to Erdogan on October 9 urging the Turkish leader to make a deal with the Syrian Kurdish militias that are the target of Ankara's military operation.
The joint resolution, which also called on President Erdogan to immediately cease military operations against Kurdish-led forces, was voted in by 354-60.
Ankara says its military operation is against the YPG, which it considers a "terrorist" group.
"We remain there and continue to be there".
The five-day ceasefire is created to allow Kurdish (YPG) forces to withdraw from a designated safe zone on the northern border.
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On Monday, US President Donald Trump imposed limited economic sanctions on Turkey . "That has nothing to do with us", he said. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they are holding about 12,000 suspected ISIL fighters in northeast Syria .
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The YPG and United States were allies in the fight against ISIS in Syria.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Thursday his forces will counter Turkey's invasion by "all legitimate means", in his first remarks since deploying troops near the border to support Ankara's Kurdish rivals.
The Syria offensive had already set off a mass displacement of civilians and sparked fears it could lead to a resurgence of the Islamic State militant group.
In addition to the ammunition, the strikes targeted a small compound that was ringed with blast walls and included living quarters and diesel power generators, said a US military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the operation.
The BBC reports that Erdogan threw the letter into the trash: "Donald Trump's mixture of threats and locker-room banter infuriated Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan".
"Syria may have some help with Russian Federation, and that's fine", Trump said.
Trump said on Wednesday that he hadn't given Erdogan "a green light" to invade Syria. "If we don't impose sanctions then Turkey wins big time".