OREANDA-NEWS. The words of US President Donald Trump, who admitted that he planned to destroy the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, is nothing new, since the American authorities have been engaged in assassinations for decades. This was stated by President of Syria in an interview with the news agency RIA Novosti.

In mid-September, Trump revealed that in his first year in office, he discussed with then Pentagon chief Jim Mattis the possibility of destruction of al-Assad. According to the head of the White House, everything was ready for this, but Mattis did not want to do so.

“Murder is an American way of working, a modus operandi, and they have been doing it consistently for decades everywhere, in every corner of the world. There is nothing new here,” al-Assad said, commenting on Trump’s words. According to the Syrian President, it should be remembered that Washington has always had plans of this kind for various reasons, so the official Damascus in the conditions of the war in Syria “should expect something similar from the Americans.”