June 18th, 2013
04:21 AM ET

New Syrian official touts political plan

Ali Haidar has a job title that may sound more like a pipe dream than an official post.

But Syria's new minister for national reconciliation said he believes the country can still unite for a political solution - even after two years of incessant bloodshed and more than 92,000 deaths.

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Frederik Pleitgen, Haidar said all parts of the Syrian government should be up for negotiation.


Filed under: CNN Inside Syria • Syria • World
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  1. chrissy

    Well ya gotta believe in something and reconciliation is better than nothing.

    June 18, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    in the current scenario this appears far fetched.
    "Israeli president Peres throws his weight behind US for arming rebels".News
    "Rebels get Saudi missiles" news
    " Israel behind Damascus airstrike killing 10" news.

    June 18, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Good morning.
    All this is hardly news. S.Arabia & Israel have been arming rebels before the public even knew whats happening In Syria.

    June 18, 2013 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Good morning @ saywhat. Why are they acting like they havent been supplying the rebels with arms all along? This isnt anything new sheesh.

    June 18, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Read "Israel's Plot to Take Down Syria" by Jonathan Aziziah appearing in Friends of Syria.

    June 18, 2013 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Right @chrissy

    June 18, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Its also enlightening to get Noam Chomsky's views on Syrian conflict on YouTube.

    June 18, 2013 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    That's Jonathan Azaziah.I'm not good at spelling names.

    June 18, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. wut

    All it takes is some weapons and money and you can take over any country in the world where the citizens have nothing.

    June 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Fitness Events NYC

    Interesting read!

    January 30, 2014 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |