MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Democratic and Republican presidential nominees have totally opposite views on the Syria policy, with Hillary Clinton promising to be more active in containing Russia and Iran and establishing a no-fly zone over Syria, and Donald Trump emphasizing the need to cooperate with Moscow.
"Clinton knows more about the Syrian situation, more than Trump. She has proposed a no-fly zone in Syria. How much this is realistic, no one knows. But at least it is considered, for political solution," Aridi said.
Trump, on the contrary, believes that a closer cooperation with Moscow on anti-terror fight is of crucial importance. He claimed that Russia, Syria and Iran are "the only ones" who are engaged in true fight against terrorists.
"Trump has a misperception of Assad fighting terrorists…. He is not aware of the fact that when the president attacks his own people, he loses legitimacy," Aridi said.
The US presidential election will be held on November 8. The candidates run neck-and-neck, with Trump being one percent ahead of Clinton, according to the ABC News/Washington Post poll as of November 1.