Assad says ready to cooperate with Trump against Islamists in Syria

November 16, 2016 02:32

Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Tuesday Damascus would have to "wait and see" if US President-elect Donald Trump would change Washington's policy on Syria but that he was ready to cooperate with him in fighting militants.

In his first comments on Trump's election victory, Assad said the Republican leader had made promising comments on the need to battle Islamists in Syria's war but "can he deliver?"

"We don't have a lot of expectations because the US administration is not only about the President ... So we have to wait and see when he embarks on his new mission as president in two months' time," he said.

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