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Interview with the US President: Trump wanted Assad to be killed

According to his own statement, US President Donald Trump wanted to have the Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad killed in 2017. The then US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, however, spoke out against the operation, Trump told the US broadcaster Fox News. "I would have preferred to turn it off," the president made clear.

Everything was prepared, but "Mattis didn't want to do it". This was a "highly overrated general" who he later fired, Trump said. However, he does not regret the decision not to kill Assad. "I sure didn't think he was a good person, but I had a chance to turn him off if I wanted to, and Mattis was against it," said Trump. "Mattis was against most of that stuff."

Response to Woodward's disclosure book

The revelations support reports from 2018, when star journalist Bob Woodward published his book "Fear: Trump in the White House". Accordingly, the US president is said to have thought about killing Assad after the Syrian head of state used chemical weapons against civilians in April 2017. Trump said the US forces should "go in" and "kill" Assad, Woodward reported in his book. At that time, Trump denied the process.