Former ambassador surprised by fast Trump Syria decision
07 April 2017 | 8:40 am
President Donald Trump ordered a missile attack on Syria after accusing Bashar al-Assad's regime of using poison gas to kill scores of civilians. Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Syria Edward Djerejian speaks on "Bloomberg Markets."
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