US President Donald Trump and for defence secretary James Mattis. Photo: ReutersUS President Donald Trump and for defence secretary James Mattis. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump and for defence secretary James Mattis. Photo: Reuters

Trump claims he was ‘all set’ to assassinate Syrian leader Assad but was blocked by Mattis

  • Trump previously denied that he had sought plans to assassinate the Syrian president but reversed himself during Fox News interview
  • US policy for more than four decades has generally banned government involvement in the assassination of foreign leaders

Topic |   Syrian conflict
US President Donald Trump and for defence secretary James Mattis. Photo: ReutersUS President Donald Trump and for defence secretary James Mattis. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump and for defence secretary James Mattis. Photo: Reuters
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