Bashar Assad considers Trump's executive order as ‘positive measure’

Thursday, 16 February, 2017 - 11:45

Syrian President Bashar Assad has emphasized that Donald Trump's executive order on immigration is a positive measure as it targets terrorists, not Syrian civilians.

“It is aimed at terrorists that will infiltrate the West. And it has already happened. It happened in Europe, mostly in Germany … Trump’s goal is to prevent such people from entering,” as President Bashar Assad told in an interview to French radio station Europe1.

“I am not happy to see them [Syrians] immigrate to other countries. And what will make me happy is that they will be able to return to Syria because they want to go back,” as he also added.