Tulsi Gabbard says, Assad isn’t enemy of US

Tulsi Gabbard

Washington,
Feb 07. Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu US Congresswoman
and Democratic presidential candidate, has said that Syrian President Bashar
al-Assad,
who has been accused of using chemical weapons to attack
civilians in his country’s years-long civil war, is not the enemy of the
US.

“Assad
is not the enemy of the US because Syria does not pose a direct threat to the
US,” Gabbard said on MSNBC on Wednesday.

She met
Assad in Syria two years ago, saying at the time she “felt that it’s
important that if we profess to truly care about the Syrian people, about their
suffering, then we’ve got to be able to meet with anyone that we need to if
there is a possibility that we can achieve peace”.

Asked if she
viewed Assad as an “adversary” of the US, Gabbard demurred and said
it was important to look at who posed a threat to the US and how the interests
of other nations compare to those of Washington.

Pressed on
the point, she said:

“You
can describe it however you want to describe it.”

Asked later
in the interview if she thought Assad was a good person, Gabbard said,

“No, I
don’t,” and asked if Russian President Vladimir Putin was an adversary to
the US, she responded: “Yes.”

Gabbard said she did not want US troops in Syria and that she was not interested in regime change and nation-building on the model of US efforts in Iraq or Afghanistan.

She also
voiced scepticism about the Assad regime’s widely reported and confirmed use of
chemical weapons against its own people.

Her
appearance on MSNBC came after she brought a Syrian Kurdish leader to President
Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. Gabbard said they
discussed her meeting with Assad and stressed the importance of meeting
“adversaries or potential adversaries, not just our friends, if we are
serious about the pursuit of peace”.

Earlier she
drew a comparison between her meeting with Assad to Trump’s summit with North
Korean leader Kim Jong-un in 2018.

Later on
Wednesday, Gabbard tweeted that “warmongers” were wrong to label her
as a “‘cozy’ with evil regimes”.

“We
heard attacks from warmongers in politics/media before. Those opposed to
Iraq/Libya/Syria regime change wars are called “dicatator-lovers” or
“cozy” with evil regimes. Rather than defend their position, they
resort to name-calling & smears. American people wont fall for this,”
she said.

क्या यह ख़बर/ लेख आपको पसंद आया ? कृपया कमेंट बॉक्स में कमेंट भी करें
और शेयर भी करें ताकि ज्यादा लोगों तक बात पहुंचे

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