Syrian parliamentarian to ST: Trump’s choice of his new National security adviser will determine the US future policy

The United State of America is now at a ‘turning point’ before the forthcoming presidential elections, and the Trump administration has to reach as many as agreements as possible on the thorny files, according to the Syrian Member of Parliament Dr. Safwan Qurabi.

The MP advises the Trump administration to choose a diplomatic and wise adviser to the US National security and to depend on dialogue to resolve all the crises being aggravated between Washington and the world.

“The policy adopted by the US to reach agreements under military and political pressures has failed,” Dr. Qurabi told the Syria Times e-newspaper, indicating that the defenestration of Johm Bolton as President Trump's third national security adviser via Trump’s tweets reflects the confusion inside the US administration.

“For the first time in the history of the US, the national security adviser is changed three times, and more than 30 officials have resigned or have been fired... Actually the firing of Bolton in this way proves that he is a bad adviser and he has not read what the US administration wants,” the MP added.

He referred to the fact that Bolton hindered a Qatari-brokered agreement between the US and Taliban in Afghanistan. “Withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan was one of president Trump’s signature campaign promises. However, the number of US troops in Afghanistan increased from 10.000 to 15.000 after Trump’s resumption of power.”

In fact, Bolton, who had adopted hostile stances, failed to resolve all files related to Syria, Iran, Venezuela,  Afghanistan, Russia, North Korea and China.

“The Firing of Bolton was a loss for Israel and some leaders of the Gulf states,” Dr. Qurabi stated, asserting that the adviser to be chosen to replace Bolton, will determine the policy to be adopted by the Trump Administration towards all the countries.

Interviewed by: Basma Qaddour