Hours after that deal was announced, the Turkish defense ministry said the United States had told Turkey the withdrawal of Kurdish militants was complete from the "safe zone" Ankara demands in northern Syria.
The US has 5,200 troops in Iraq, part of an American-led global coalition fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militant group. But on Tuesday, he appeared to backtrack, saying that American forces would stay only temporarily.
It was unclear Wednesday what that means for US forces. "There is no permission granted for these forces to stay inside Iraq", the statement said, according to a translation by Reuters.
Critics have charged that the agreement is a functional victory for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has long sought to push Kurdish fighters he considers terrorists from his country's border, at the expense of the Kurds, who assisted the US mission against Islamic State in Syria.
President Donald Trump's special envoy for Syria said Wednesday that USA forces had seen evidence of war crimes by Turkish forces in Syria during their recent offensive against Kurds. America's former USA allies, the Kurdish fighters, are left hoping Moscow and Damascus will preserve some pieces of the Syrian Kurdish autonomy in the region.
Trump's tweet comes one day after Russian Federation and Turkey agreed to deploy their forces across almost the entire Syrian northeastern border.
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Quoting Trump, Pompeo said that the United States needed to demonstrate "some tough love" to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey.
The president's abrupt decision to order a withdrawal of troops in northern Syria has set off a flood of refugees from that country into neighboring Iraq.
He also said "the Turkish incursion into northeast Syria is a tragedy".
Meanwhile, Jeffrey and Matthew Palmer, a deputy assistant secretary of state who handles issues including relations with Turkey, spent a second straight day testifying in the US Congress. "In the end the USA abandoned the Kurds, effectively betraying them", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies.
Russian military police and Syrian border guards are to "facilitate the removal" of Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters and their weapons from within 30 kilometres of the Turkish-Syrian border, as per the Sochi deal.
Russian Federation hopes that the deal will lead to Turkey's eventual recognition of Assad's government, analysts said.
He praised President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hinted that the Turkish leader would soon visit Washington and appeared to wash his hands of further United States involvement in Syria. "He has already started to do that", Stein added. Turkey argues that the Kurdish fighters are terrorists. He also said that at this point the United States did not know where these fighters had gone, and had no plan to recapture them.