No Expectation From Trump Presidency: Syrian President Assad
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01:26 PM, November 16, 2016
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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has no expectations from the US government under President Donald Trump but wishes that the US would be unbiased, respects international law and doesn’t interfere in other countries’ affairs.

Assad in an interview to RTP TV channel said, “ We don’t have a lot of expectations because the American administration is not only about the President; it’s about different powers within this administration, the different lobbies that they are going to influence any President." The interview was published by Syrian Arab news agency on Wednesday

“So, we have to wait and see when he embarks his new mission, let’s say, or position within this administration as President in two months’ time. But we always say we have wishful thinking that the Unites States would be unbiased, respect the international law, doesn’t interfere in other countries around the world, and of course to stop supporting terrorists in Syria.,” Assad said.

When asked about Trump’s willingness to support Syria in their fight against the Islamic State (IS), Assad replied, “Of course, I would say this is promising, but can he deliver? Can he go in that regard? What about the countervailing forces within the administration, the mainstream media that were against him? How can he deal with it?”

“That’s why for us it’s still dubious whether he can do or live up to his promises or not.

That’s why we are very cautious in judging him, especially as he wasn’t in a political position before. So, we cannot tell anything about what he’s going to do, but if, let’s say if he is going to fight the terrorists, of course we are going to be ally, natural ally in that regard with the Russian, with the Iranian, with many other countries who wanted to defeat the terrorists,” he added.

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