The Latest: Trump adviser reassures Israel on Syria pullout

The Latest: Trump's adviser John Bolton reassures Israel about Trump-ordered withdrawal of US troops from Syria

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American National Security Adviser John Bolton has toured the ancient tunnels beneath the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City.

National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis says Bolton "enjoyed a tour of historical Jerusalem provided by his hosts."


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Bolton, who is in Israel to reassure the U.S. ally of the Trump-ordered withdrawal, says there is no timetable for the pull-out of American forces in northeastern Syria, but insists it's not an unlimited commitment.

Bolton said on Sunday that "the timetable flows from the policy decisions that we need to implement."

His comments mark the first public confirmation the drawdown has been slowed, as Trump faced widespread criticism from allies and the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis for a policy that was to have been conducted within weeks.