With Hillary Clinton , you will end up in World War III: Donald Trump
The first thing we have to do is to defeat Islamic State before we start thinking about Syria, Trump says
The Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump said his rival Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy plan for Syria would “lead to World War III".
In an interview with Reuters news agency, Trump said: "(Hillary Clinton) has no plan for Syria. Look, with her you’ll end up in World War III. She doesn’t know what she’s doing, just like with Libya, just like with everything else she’s done.”
The first thing we have to do is to defeat Islamic State before we start thinking about Syria and getting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down is only secondary , Trump added.
Hillary Clinton had earlier proposed a no-fly zone over war-torn Syria. However, senior US military officials alarmed that it could lead to a military conflict with Russia.
He also accused that Hillary would not be able to negotiate with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
"I would hope to have a good relationship with Russia. And I would hope to have a good relationship with Putin. (Clinton) always casts Putin as a bad guy and a bad light. If she won, how is she going to go back and negotiate with this man who she has made to be so evil,” he said during the interview.
Trump earlier claimed that he would meet Putin if he gets elected as the US president in the November elections. Trump claimed he might meet Putin even before he takes the oath of presidency in January next year.
Meanwhile, Clinton's campaign has denied Trump’s criticism. Clinton spokesman Jesse Lehrich was quoted by the news agency as saying: "Once again, he is parroting Putin's talking points and playing to Americans' fears, all while refusing to lay out any plans of his own for defeating ISIS or alleviating humanitarian suffering in Syria.”
As early in-person voting and voting by mail are underway, the preliminary numbers appear to reveal that Clinton face a tough competition from her rival in several of the roughly 10 battleground states.