Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Muath al Khatib's Speech at the Arab League

Probably one of the most eloquent Syrian political figure in generations, Muath al Khatib gave a speech at today's Arab League meeting today, taking over the seat for the Syrian Republic from the Assad regime.

This is a significant political defeat for the Assad regime, and in spite of speculation about divisions in the Syrian opposition they managed to put a unified front behind Khatib. Looking every bit the statesman, his appearance after resigning as head of the Coalition will no doubt calm those who believe that the opposition still cannot get its act together, and he reiterated his support for the Hitto interim government and all measures that would help remove this regime.

There is a long way to go, but for many people today's speech will represent a significant milestone.

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