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Assad: Talks with US a ‘waste of time’

Who in their right mind would be thinking that trusting whatever comes out of America is a smart move?

Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, pointed out in a recent interview that he thinks that negotiating with the Americans is essentially a fruitless endeavour, in his words ‘a waste of time’. The Americans can’t be trusted to abide by anything they say because in reality the US leadership is beholden to special interest groups, the media, and multinational corporations.

TASS reports:

MOSCOW, June 22. /TASS/. Negotiations between the US and Syria at the present moment will be a waste of time, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated in an interview with the NTV channel. The Syrian leader’s administration posted a fragment of the interview on Friday on its official Telegram channel.

“The negotiations with the US will not lead to anything right now, it’s a waste of time. We don’t want to talk with the Americans not because they’re American. We are ready to talk with anyone, if we can achieve results together. We think that the US policy will not change in the future,” al-Assad said in response to the question about whether a meeting between him and US President Donald Trump is possible.

According to the Syrian leader, US presidents become “hostages to lobbyists, media and big corporations.”

“They [the presidents – TASS] can tell you what you want to hear, but do the opposite. And the situation is becoming worse and worse,” he added.

One might also perceive America’s lack of trustworthiness out of just paying attention to Trump’s recent record. Trump has broken multiple multilateral agreements, including a nuclear non proliferation agreement, threatened more multilateral trade agreements, wavered on peace negotiations with other leaders, mocked his allies, and initiated trade wars with just about all of his trade partners. Who in their right mind would be thinking that trusting whatever comes out of America is a smart move? With America, and Trump’s, record, who still believes that America is sincere?

 

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Helen B
Helen B
September 5, 2018

Trump is just another in a long line of POTUSs who have broken treaties.
He is no better, or worse, than the rest.
The issue is that the US thinks it is above retribution.
Time for big changes.

Constantine
Constantine
September 5, 2018

”With America, and Trump’s, record, who still believes that America is sincere?”

Sraphim Hanisch, apparently and probably Christoforou as well. The contrast between the grounded, balanced writing of Mr. Sellers and the sycophantic claptrap coming by The Duran’s heavily biased authors is glaring.

AM Hants
AM Hants
September 5, 2018

Russian Army Busts Nusra Filming Fake Footage to Accuse Russia, Syria in Idlib… https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201806241065726549-nusra-front-provocations-idlib-syria/

Bill Spence
Bill Spence
September 5, 2018

Talking to the US would be like talking to a burglar. The US has invaded Syria and should get out. Then talks would be ok on level ground.

Z54
Z54
September 5, 2018

Assad has learned the lesson that the leaders of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya never learned until it was too late, never trust an American President, no matter what they promise you. Just ask the Taliban, Saddam Hussein, or Muammar Gaddafi

Chevi
Chevi
September 5, 2018

quiet right Dr Assad………………… ignore them and they will be furious lol……….. mad men make mistakes………….. your move Syria

colum
colum
September 5, 2018

I wouldn’t say you need to trust them, just listen to what they have to say. No meeting should be off the cards unless they are talking with a gun. As it stands America are a pest at the minute and confronting them face to face is a good idea to remind them who’s in charge and to call their bluff.

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