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Trump wanted to assassinate Bashar al-Assad, former adviser claims


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Feb, 2021. 11:00 am
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Former President of the United States (US) Donald Trump wanted to take out the assassination Syrian President Bashar al-Assad just weeks after taking office in 2017.

This was revealed in a report by a Middle East news outlet quoting KT McFarland, who served as a deputy national security adviser for four months.

According to the report, KT McFarland claimed in documentary that Donald Trump suggested the assassination after seeing photos of a suspected sarin gas attack.

‘I told President Trump you can’t do that,” McFarland said. “He said ‘why?’ And I said ‘well, that’s an act
of war.’

McFarland said, “Trump glares at me, folding his hands in this serious Donald Trump way. I knew what he wanted to do was somehow punish Assad, and not let him get away with this.”

Syria had denied involvement, claiming it no longer possessed chemical weapons following a 2013 deal under which it pledged to surrender its chemical arsenal.

Ron Dermer, former Israeli ambassador to the US, told the BBC that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convinced Trump to sideline Palestinians and instead work to unite Gulf Arab countries against Iran.

The report added that Ron Dermer, former Israeli ambassador to the US, claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convinced Trump to sideline Palestinians and instead work to unite Gulf Arab countries against Iran.

Dermer said that,“The prime minister did his best to convince President Trump that there was a real possibility of a strategic breakthrough with the Arab states.”

It is worth mentioning here that Joe Biden administration said it planned to restore aid to Palestine and re-open Palestinian diplomatic missions in Washington that were shuttered under Trump administration.

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