Former President of the United States of America Barack Obama spoke about the main setbacks of his rule, referring to the “Syrian tragedy.” The politician spoke about this on November 18 in an interview with a journalist of the German television channel NTV.
According to him, he is still worried about the civil war in Syria. “During the Arab Spring, Egypt was in the spotlight, and then Libya, but then Syria began to disintegrate,” the former leader said.
Obama stressed that he failed to convince the international community that Syria should not be allowed to disintegrate. “I can’t stop thinking about the human suffering that followed,” he added.
Obama was president of the United States from 2008 to 2016. He was replaced by Donald Trump, who for several years was convinced that Washington should not interfere in the situation in Syria. From 2013 to 2014, he tweeted 18 times about the inadmissibility of US air force strikes on Syria.
The day before, the book of Obama’s memoirs “The Promised Land” was released in the US. In it, he talked about his childhood, becoming a politician and working as head of the White House.