U.S. Vice President Mike Pence hailed a deal he reached with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara as a temporary cease-fire in Turkey's military assault against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. But some former national security officials and lawmakers are rejecting the deal, criticizing the Trump administration for abandoning its long-time Kurdish allies that fought against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. VOA'S Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Washington.

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