Ted Cruz: if the US overthrow Assad, IG capture Syria

“Instead of trying to interfere and overthrow the government in the Middle East, I think our army to protect us (the US) and to ensure national security,” - said the senator.

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NEW YORK, February 18. / Corr. Kirill Volkov TASS /. The United States should concentrate their forces in the fight in Syria with a terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, banned in Russia), and not on trying to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This opinion was expressed by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas on the CNN TV channel organized a meeting with voters in the US city of Greenville (South Carolina).

According to Cruz, the main threat to the security of the United States is IG, which has established control over most of Syria. “Instead of trying to interfere and overthrow the government in the Middle East, I think our army to protect us (the US) and to ensure national security,” - said the senator.

In this regard, he criticized those who believe that the main priority for the United States in Syria should be the removal from power of Syrian leader. “If we overthrow Assad, the IG capture Syria,” - said Cruz, adding that it will be a serious threat to the United States.
“Instead of having to intervene in the civil war, we must focus on the US enemies and completely destroy the IG,” - says Cruz. According to him, this Washington should intensify airstrikes in Syria on the positions of militants, as well as to arm the Kurds.

In the camp of the Republican US presidential claimed six politicians: billionaire Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Governor of Ohio John Keysik, black neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
The final Republican nominee will be determined at the party congress in Cleveland (Ohio) 18-21 July this year. US presidential election will be held on 8 November.

18 February 2016

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