The Syrian government seems pleased with US President-elect Donald Trump’s stunning victory last week.

The government last week signaled its relief that Hillary Clinton lost, saying it was “happy” she did not win because “she’s the one who considered all these terrorist, Islamist, jihadist groups as moderate rebels.”

And Syrian President Bashar Assad followed up Tuesday by saying Trump will be a “natural ally” if he keeps his promise to fight “terrorists” in Syria.

“We cannot tell anything about what he’s going to do, but if … he is going to fight the terrorists, of course we are going to be ally, natural ally in that regard with the Russian, with the Iranian, with many other countries,” Assad told Portugal’s RTP state television.