Raj Shah: Trump ‘Took the Right Action to Protect Not Just’ Human Rights ‘But Also Vital U.S. National Security Interest’
SHAH: " Well it’s a very busy morning and thanks a lot for having me on. Look, the president last night took very decisive strong action and sent a clear message not just to the Assad regime but to Russia and Iran as well, that the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated by this president and this administration. He targeted Assad’s chemical weapons infrastructure, the three sites that you guys have been discussing this morning. This was to degrade the infrastructure that is necessary to research, build, construct, and eventually deploy chemical weapons. These are horrific agents used to target civilians. This is the kind of acts in war settings that have not been used in decades and really have been banned for nearly a century, and the president took the right action to protect not just kind of human rights and humanity but also U.S. , Vital U.S. National security interest which is to prevent the proliferation and use of these weapons and deter them in the future."