Moscow talks ‘broke the ice,’ says Syrian opposition member
Friday, 3 April 2015
This week’s guest is Randa Kassis, leader of the Syrian Movement of the Pluralistic Society. Kassis said the Moscow talks in January broke the ice between the Syrian regime and opposition delegations, and helped release Louay Hussein, who was detained by the regime.
She said regime repression was obvious during the Syrian people’s peaceful protests. She added that there is Alawite opposition to the regime that “hasn’t yet been granted an opportunity to express itself.”
Point of Order is a live, weekly socio-political hard-talk show. Its guests have included figures such as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, French philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy and the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani. The show, presented by Hasan Muawad, is known for its bold questions and sometimes controversial guests and discussions.