London(ANN)-British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has censured US President Donald Trump following his announcement of a withdrawal of American troops from Syria, the country where London and Washington have been sponsoring terrorists and also claimed to be fighting them since 2011.

“President Trump makes a specialty of talking in very black and white terms about what’s happening in the world,” Hunt told BBC Radio 4 on Friday.

“We have made massive progress in the war against Daesh, but it’s not over and, although they have lost nearly all the territory they held, they still hold some territory and there is still some real risk,” he said.

“We have to continue to be vigilant,” he added.

The United States, United Kingdom, France and their regional allies such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Qatar have been sponsoring terrorists in Syria since 2011 which has left the Arab country in ruins.

Last week, Trump declared victory against Daesh terrorists in Syria and announced to pull out American troops from the country, saying that US troops cannot stay in Syria “forever.”

Britain also takes part in the US-led coalition claimed to be fighting terrorists in Iraq and Syria by carrying out air strikes there.

During a visit to Iraq this week, Trump declared that the US would stop playing a role of the world’s “policeman.”

“We don’t want to be taken advantage of any more by countries that use us and use our incredible military to protect them,” he said.

The Trump administration has also indicated that it will also pull out thousands of troops deployed to Afghanistan.

Asked what would happen if the US withdraws troops from Afghanistan as well, Hunt said: “We will continue to do everything we need to do to make sure the streets of Britain are safe.

“This is a security issue for the UK as well as for Afghanistan,” he said.

The United States — under Republican George W. Bush’s presidency — and its allies invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban regime from power, but after more than one and a half decades, the foreign troops are still deployed to the country.

After becoming the president in 2008, President Barack Obama, a Democrat, vowed to end the Afghan war — one of the longest conflicts in US history – but he failed to keep his promise.

President Trump, who has spoken against the Afghan war, has dubbed the 2001 invasion and following occupation of Afghanistan as “Obama’s war”.

But Trump has also announced to deploy thousands of more troops to the war-torn country, signaling a policy shift.

Source: Presstv