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12/17/16

Syria: 'Safe Zones': Trump's Idea Evokes Strong Memories of Hillary Clinton's Old Plan

"We are going to build safe zones in Syria and we are going to get the Gulf states to pay for the safe zones," Trump told a thank you rally in Orlando, Florida.

"Our foreign policy needs a new direction… For too long we have been moving from one reckless foreign intervention [to another]… Instead of rebuilding foreign nations, it is time to rebuild our nation," he underscored.

Following Trump's win this November Syrian President Bashar al-Assad suggested in his interview with Portuguese television broadcaster RTP that if the US President-elect joins the fight against terrorists being waged by Russia, Damascus and Iran he may become Syria's "natural ally."

"So, we cannot tell anything about what he's [Trump] going to do, but if, let's say if he is going to fight the terrorists, of course, he will become an ally, natural ally in that regard with Russia, Iran and many other countries which seek to defeat the terrorists," Assad said.
Still the safe zones issue evokes strong memories of Hillary Clinton's plan to impose no-fly zones in Syria free from the Syrian government control.

A year ago geopolitical analyst Tony Cartalucci noted in his op-ed for New Eastern Outlook online magazine that the so-called "safe zones" or "buffer" zones could be used by Washington to fragmentize Syria.
Read more: https://sputniknews.com/politics/201612171048695173-safe-zone-trump-clinton/

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