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DA­M­AS­CUS: Syria’s Bashar al-As­sad said in an in­ter­view aired on Tues­day that Don­ald Trump will be a “nat­u­ral ally” if the US pres­i­dent-elect ful­fils his pledge to fight “ter­ror­ists”. In his first re­ac­tion to Trump’s elec­tion vic­tory last week, As­sad struck a note of cau­tion and said he was un­sure the Amer­i­can bil­lion­aire would be able to keep his word and step up the fight against ji­hadists. “We can­not tell any­thing about what he’s go­ing to do, but if ... he is go­ing to fight the ter­ror­ists, of course we are go­ing to be ally, nat­u­ral ally in that re­gard with the Rus­sian, with the Ira­nian, with many other coun­tries,” he told Por­tu­gal’s RTP state tele­vi­sion. – AFP

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