Riad Hijab, former Prime Minister of Syria

HARDtalk travels to the Jordanian capital Amman, just 100km north of the Syrian border. Three months ago Riad Hijab crossed that border and became the most senior Syrian government official to defect from the regime of President Bashar al Assad. He had been appointed Prime Minister by President Assad in June, but six weeks later he fled. Why? And is there a role for Baathist defectors in Syria's future?

(Image: Riad Hijab in front of a number of microphones, Credit: AFP/Getty)

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Thu 22 Nov 2012 02:05 GMT