Syrian Opposition Meets in Washington

(UPI) - Farid Ghadry, the Washington businessman who heads the pro-democracy Reform Party of Syria, credits the Iraq War for "catapulting" his group into viability. Opposition members gathered in Washington for a closed, two-day session over the weekend. Ghadry has spoken with tribal leaders and the heads of other parties. "This is a good time for us to talk about democracy and start deploying the hidden majority within the Syrian diaspora and inside Syria that really wants to see regime change," he said. "Five percent of the population controls the other 95 percent with an iron fist."

2003-11-18 00:00:00

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