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Syria and the Search for Middle East Peace


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His Excellency President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. Source: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)

His Excellency President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. Source: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)

The Middle East remains in turmoil as Israeli troops continue to occupy Lebanon and terrorists attack the U.S. Embassy in Damascus.

On this edition, foreign correspondent Reese Erlich presents a one-on-one interview with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. The President explains how Syria had been cooperating with the U.S. in fighting terrorism, but stopped when the U.S. tried to overthrow Assad’s government.

Erlich also provides a background report about Syria’s important role in any eventual Middle East peace.


Taleb Ibrahim, former Quneitra resident who now lives in Lebanon; Mohammad Ali, a Syrian government spokesperson; Dr. Taleb Ibrahim, political analyst in Damascus; Dr. Mahmud al-Agassi, influential Moslem cleric; Sheik Nawaf al Basheer, elected head of one of Syria’s largest tribes; Ayman Abdul Nour, political analyst in Damascus; Hamad, student in Damascus; Mohammad Sawan, head of the opposition Union for Democracy and Unity; Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

For more information:

The Embassy of Syria – Washington, DC

Arabic and Foreign Embassies In Syria – Damascus

Syrian Ministries & Facilities

Arab-American Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC) – Washington, DC

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition National Office – Washington, DC

Not In Our Name – Oakland, CA

Middle East Children’s Alliance – Berkeley, CA

Author: Radio Project

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