Trump asserts US will not invade Syria
12 April, 2017
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump told the Fox Business Network on Tuesday evening that he is not planning on invading Syria.
“We’re not going into Syria,” Trump asserted in his interview.
Trump stated his reason for attacking Syria was purely to deter the Syrian Government from using chemical weapons.
“But when I see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons – which they agreed not to use under the Obama administration, but they violated it,” the president said, as quoted by The Hill.
“What I did should have been done with the Obama administration long before I did it. And you would have had a much better — I think Syria would be a lot better off right now than it has been,” Trump added.
Since the attack on the Syrian airbase, the Trump administration has come under harsh criticism from the Kremlin, causing tension between both governments on the international stage.