"Assad scorns political solution" - CNN Amanpour interview with Dr Hijab click here to download.

CNN Amanpour interviews Dr Hijab


BBC Newsnight interview with Dr Hijab click here to download.




Interview with Al-Hayat Newspaper, London  

للنص العربي إقرأ هنا  For the Arabic.

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Interview with Al-Hayat Newspaper, London, United Kingdom. 

“Security Council Resolution 2254 represents a step-back … negotiations are our strategic choice” – Dr. Riad Hijab

In the light of Resolution 2254 which was passed by the Security Council on 18 December 2015 representing a step-back from previous international positions, and appeasing the Assad regime and its allies; Dr. Riad Hijab, Syria's former Prime Minister and General Coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee answers some of our questions, and talks of a way forward.

Hijab is looking to reclaim for the Syrian people the national initiative through 3 channels; humanitarian, political and military. The biggest challenge, he told us, was a public realisation that the Assad regime no longer has any part to play in this politically strategic equation. 

This is the transcript of the interview and questions Al Hayat put to him ..


Read Hijab : Trump must match words with deeds

interview  with The Washington post 


The Trump administration must back up its tough talk with real action against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, including by destroying the Syrian government’s ability to use chemical weapons against its own people, according to the lead negotiator for the Syrian opposition.

Riyad Hijab, the head of the High Negotiations Committee that represents the Syrian opposition in the international political process, happened to READ MORE

Riad Hijab : Trump needs to turn his words into action
interview with  The daily beast 

Former Syrian premier-turned-rebel-negotiator Dr. Riad Hijab, the chief coordinator of the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee, praised Wednesday’s tough talk after he said Trump officials initially seemed to be giving Assad a pass.

“Trump needs to turn his words into action… What we ask from Mr. Trump is to destroy all the chemical weapons. And the toxic gas. And all the carriers—the missiles, the air planes, and the air bases,” he said in an interview in Washington, D.C., ahead of meetings with Trump officials. READ MORE 



Beyond the nuclear deal: What to do about Iran’s spreading military influence

 The Washington post 
President Trump said Friday that he would not certify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, based on a clear-eyed assessment of Iran’s dictatorship, its sponsorship of terrorism, and its continuing aggression around the world and in the Middle East, particularly. We need to talk about other ways Iran is destabilizing security in the region. read more