President Donald Trump’s new foreign policy advisers are calling for the United States to be more assertive in the region.
Their statement comes as Trump’s team is preparing to make an announcement in the coming days on the future of the U,S.
presence in the Middle Eastern region.
The statement comes hours after the White House announced Trump is moving forward with plans to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the United Nations-backed accord that aims to curb global warming.
Trump’s foreign secretary, Rex Tillerson, has also been a staunch supporter of the Paris Agreement, saying he “strongly believes that we should be in the Paris agreement.”
Trump’s decision to withdraw the U from the agreement was met with criticism from Democrats and human rights groups, who said it would undermine international efforts to combat climate change.
Trump has repeatedly said the U will be in favor of a future deal, but that he won’t make a decision on the deal until after the election.