Syria’s Ex-Pm Riad Hijab Says Regime is Collapsing
Former Syrian PM Riad Hijab, who defected to Jordan last week, has said the Syrian regime is collapsing “morally, financially and militarily”.
Speaking in the Jordanian capital, Amman, he said the regime did not control more than 30% of the territory, as he called on the opposition abroad to unite and on the Syrian army to stand alongside its people.
Mr Hijab added he was joining the rebel side and urged other political and military leaders to break away from President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
This is the first time Mr. Hijab has spoken publicly since fleeing to Jordan with his family last week.
He is the highest-ranking political figure to defect from the Assad regime.