16 Feb | London | Trump, The Special Relationship & War in the Middle East
Trump, The Special Relationship & War in the Middle East
Sat 16 Feb| 14:00
Amnesty International UK
25 New Inn Yard
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP for Brighton Kemptown
Karma Nabulsi Author & Oxford University Professor
Tariq Ali Writer & Campaigner
Lindsey German Stop the War Convenor
When Trump announced that US troops were pulling out of Syria, National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rushed to 'reassure' their Middle East allies that the drawdown would be gradual and they wouldn't be left in the lurch. US airstrikes in Syria spiked dramatically in December.
The US aims to bolster its power in the region by stepping up the pressure on Iran. There have even been serious discussions behind the scenes about military strikes against the country.
Meanwhile, following Trump's example, Britain's relationship with Saudi Arabia just gets closer and closer, despite the appalling carnage of the Saudi led War on Yemen.
All this risks fuelling further regional war in the Middle East. It is very important we step up our campaign now. Come to this vital meeting on Feb 16th to hear what lies ahead for the anti-war movement in 2019.