Trump: I Am Not A Fan Of Assad
U.S. President Donald Trump said he is not a fan of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as “some horrible” acts against humanity took place including gas and the killing through gases in the country.
“Now I'm not a fan of Assad. I certainly think that what he's done to that country and to humanity is horrible,” Trump said at a White House news conference with Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday (July 25).
“I don't believe you'd have Russia and I don't believe you'd have Iran to anywhere near the extent and maybe not at all in Syria today,” he continued.
Trump also praised Lebanon's efforts to guard its borders to prevent Islamic State (ISIS) and other militant groups from gaining a foothold inside their country and promised continued American help.
"America's assistance can help ensure that the Lebanese army is the only defender Lebanon needs," Trump added.
Answering questions about the proposed resolution by congress that will place sanctions against the Lebanese group Hezbollah, Hariri said his government has always collaborated with sanctions and that he plans to visit congress and hopes to reach "an agreement regarding the resolution that congress is putting out."