Assad: Trump could be ‘natural ally’ against terrorism

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The Syrian President has said Donald Trump could be an ally if his actions match his campaign rhetoric. Trump has signaled his foreign policy will be less hostile to the Assad regime than the Obama administration's.yrian

President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview that US president-elect Donald Trump could be a "natural ally," if he follows through on his pledge to fight "terrorists" and overcomes "countervailing forces" in the US administration.
Making his first public reaction to Trump's victory in last week's election, Assad said he was unsure if the incoming president would stay true to his campaign rhetoric about focusing more on fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) group and less on Syrian regime forces.

"We cannot tell anything about what he's going to do, but 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.

In a marked departure from the Obama administration, Trump has suggested his foreign policy will be less hostile to Assad's government. The Syrian regime is currently mired in a four-way civil war that also involves mainly Islamist rebels, the IS jihadist group, and leftist Kurdish forces.

"I would state this is promising, however would he be able to convey?" Assad said. "Will he go in such manner? Shouldn't something be said about the countervailing strengths inside the organization, the predominant press that were against him? In what manner would he be able to manage it?" he included. 

The United States is right now driving a universal coalition completing air strikes against IS in Syria and Iraq. It is likewise supporting agitators engaging the Assad government. 

On Tuesday, Syrian government air ship bombarded the blockaded revolt held city of Aleppo without precedent for three weeks, activists said. 

In a meeting with The New York Times in March, Trump said he thought "the approach of battling Assad and (IS) all the while was frenzy, and folly". 

"You can't battle two individuals that are battling each other, and battling them together. You need to pick either," Trump said. 

Trump has additionally promised to enhance relations with Assad's fundamental partner in the war, Russia. 

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone call with Trump in which the two vowed to join endeavors to handle global fear mongering and extremism."We can't educate anything concerning what he will do, yet in the event that… he will battle the fear based oppressors, obviously we will be partner, common partner in such manner with the Russian, with the Iranian, with numerous different nations. 

In a checked takeoff from the Obama organization, Trump has recommended his remote approach will be less threatening to Assad's administration. The Syrian administration is as of now buried in a four-manner common war that likewise includes chiefly Islamist revolts, the IS jihadist gathering, and liberal Kurdish powers. 

"I would state this is promising, however would he be able to convey?" Assad said. "Could he go in such manner? Shouldn't something be said about the countervailing powers inside the organization, the prevailing press that were against him? In what capacity would he be able to manage it?" he included. 

The United States is right now driving a worldwide coalition doing air strikes against IS in Syria and Iraq. It is likewise supporting renegades doing combating the Assad government. 

On Tuesday, Syrian government air ship shelled the assaulted revolt held city of Aleppo without precedent for three weeks, activists said. 

In a meeting in March, Trump said he thought "the approach of battling Assad and (IS) at the same time was frenzy, and stupidity". 

"You can't battle two individuals that are battling each other, and battling them together. You need to pick either," Trump said. 

Trump has likewise vowed to enhance relations with Assad's fundamental partner in the war, Russia. 

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone call with Trump in which the two swore to join endeavors to handle worldwide fear based oppression and radicalism.