First Hand Insight from Syria's National Council

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Since mid-March of this year, pro-democracy protests have engulfed most of Syria, and in August, Syrian opposition formed the 94-member National Council, to aid in the ousting of President Bashar al-Assad. Earlier this week, the council warned that the country may find itself in the midst of a civil war if Assad doesn't step down. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Susan Rice, the United States' ambassador to the UN, blasted China and Russia for vetoing a resolution condemning the violence of the Assad government.

Bassma Kodmani, is a member of the Syrian opposition's National Council, stresses the differences between the Syrian movement and Libya's National Transitional Council. Joshua Landis, director of the center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, talks about the action at the UN.


Bassma Kodmani and Joshua Landis

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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