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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 ..