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Trump threatens Europe with freeing members of Islamic State at its borders if they don’t accept their return

September 20, 2019


The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has threatened on Friday European countries to move to their borders and free there the members of Islamic State detained in Iraq and Syria in case they refuse to accept them back to judge them.

In an appearance with the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, Trump has stressed that he “defeated the caliphate” and added that the United States now has “thousands of prisoners of war.”

“We are asking the countries they came from, countries of Europe, to accept these prisoners of war,” he said, before stating that the authorities of the European states “have so far refused.”

“At some point, I will have to say: 'I'm sorry, but either you accept them back or we leave them at your borders,” said the president, who stressed that the United States “has done everyone a great favor” by “capturing “to jihadists.

Trump has insisted that he wants European countries to accept the return of these jihadists. “If they do not, we will probably have to put them on the borders and be captured again,” he warned.

Thus, he pointed out that the United States “is not going to have thousands and thousands of people captured in Guantanamo Bay over the next 50 years and spending billions of dollars.”

“We have done a tremendous favor to Europe, since the majority arrived (to Iraq and Syria) from Europe. We have done them a tremendous favor and the United States is not going to pay the cost of thousands of Islamic State fighters in Guantanamo or in others places “, has affected.

“We are not going to do it, so they will have to make a decision. Otherwise, we will free them at the border (of the European countries),” the president of the North American country has settled.