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    US Must Build Safe Zones in Syria for Refugees Funded by Gulf States - Trump

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    The United States must push ahead with creating new safe zones within Syria for the millions of refugees displaced by the conflict there, according to President-elect Donald Trump.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States must push ahead with creating new safe zones within Syria for the millions of refugees displaced by the conflict there, President-elect Donald Trump told a thank you rally in Orlando, Florida.

    "We are going to do everything we can to get it straightened out… It is 15 times worse than when it started," Trump said on Friday night. "We are going to build safe zones in Syria and we are going to get the Gulf states to pay for the safe zones."

    Trump repeated his pledge, made often during his election campaign, to scrap the policy of nation-building around the world and interventions in other countries followed by US presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama over the past quarter century

    "Our foreign policy needs a new direction… For too long we have been moving from one reckless foreign intervention [to another]… Instead of rebuilding foreign nations, it is time to rebuild our nation," he said.

    Trump thanked the Cuban American and Hindu communities for their strong support during the November 8 presidential election.

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