Interviews with Iraqi FM and Syrian opposition chief
Monday, 22 September 2014
In this first of a series of special Diplomatic Avenue episodes during the U.N. General Assembly, Al Arabiya’s Bureau chief in New York Talal al-Haj conducts two interviews with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Syrian Opposition Coalition president Hadi al-Bahra.
Both Jaafari and Bahra address the crises in Iraq and Syria in light of the planned international military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Diplomatic Avenue is beamed live every month from Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations. Presented by Talal al-Haj, the show features interviews with high-level diplomats and decision makers, with video reports focusing on recent diplomatic developments and pressing issues. The program casts a critical eye over the work of the U.N. and its agencies, not only on the political front, but also on the humanitarian, cultural and scientific levels. The show gives its audience an insight into what goes on within the halls and corridors of the U.N., with a special emphasis on issues that matter to the Arab and Islamic worlds.