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Donald Trump can be our natural ally: Syria's Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was encouraged by Donald Trump`s declarations during the election campaign about fighting violent Islamists.


Donald Trump can be our natural ally: Syria's Assad

Moscow: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that US President-elect Donald Trump could become a natural ally to Damascus if he shows he is sincere about fighting terrorism.

In an interview with Russian state television, Assad, speaking through an interpreter, said: "If Trump can genuinely fight against terrorism, he can be our natural ally.”Assad, speaking through an interpreter, said: "If Trump can genuinely fight against terrorism, he can be our natural ally.”

The interview was broadcast on Wednesday.

Assad said he was encouraged by Trump`s declarations during the election campaign about fighting violent Islamists and not interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. But it was unclear if Trump would carry through on those promises once in office, added Assad.

(With Agency inputs)

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