Canada’s new prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said that he told US President Barack Obama that he would withdraw Canadian fighter jets from fighting against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. But he didn’t specify the terms of the withdrawal, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to AFP.
“About an hour ago I spoke with President Obama,” – Trudeau said at a press conference.
Trudeau said that he made clear to Barack Obama about “the commitments”, that he has made “around ending the combat mission.”
It should be recalled that yesterday Canada elected Justin Trudeau, a leader of the Liberal Party, to become the new Prime Minister-designate.
Last year Canada deployed CF-18 fighter jets to Iraq and Syria until March 2016, as well as about 70 special forces troops to train Kurds in northern Iraq.
During his campaign, Trudeau promised to bring home the fighter jets and end its combat mission. But he vowed to keep military trainers in place.