Son of former Syrian PM wants to form government in exile
search

Son of former Syrian PM wants to form government in exile

Father imprisoned by Baath party when it came to power in 1963

In this photo released by Syria's official news agency SANA, Syrian honor guard soldiers carry the coffins of army soldiers who were killed in recent violence in the country, April 24, 2012 (AP Photo/SANA)
In this photo released by Syria's official news agency SANA, Syrian honor guard soldiers carry the coffins of army soldiers who were killed in recent violence in the country, April 24, 2012 (AP Photo/SANA)

PARIS (AP) — The son of a former Syrian prime minister says he wants to form a government in exile aimed at bolstering Syrian rebels and encouraging international military intervention.

Nofal al-Dawalibi’s attempt at forming a government of those who oppose Syrian President Bashar Assad only highlights divisions among those trying to oust his regime from outside the country.

Al-Dawalibi said Thursday the opposition Syrian National Council, which has enjoyed support from several countries, has failed to accomplish anything and is an “artificial” body.

French diplomats say anti-regime activists in Syria appear to operate on their own and don’t take orders from opposition groups abroad.

Al-Dawalibi’s father, Maarouf, was elected prime minister in 1961, but was later jailed and fled to Saudi Arabia in 1963.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

read more:
less
comments
more