Syria

Syrian President Bashar al Assad received Régis Le Sommier in Damascus, for one of thoserareinterviews given to western journalists whose countries engage in war crimes against Syria. Le Sommier, co-editor of theParis Matchweekly, immediately reminded Dr. Assad of their meeting in November 2014. He did, however, show some decency by not mentioning his book,Assad, based on the earlier interview, and about whichParis Matchonce remarked,How can a journalist face up to a tyrant? Exclude him from his scope of investigation? Or approach him, try to grasp his mechanics? The question arises regularly at the whim of the dictators who parade at the head of certain states.

It is fascinating to view the derivative outcomes of these “rare” interviews. Le Sommier created a book, published in 2018. InMay 2013, Marcelo Cantelmiused his ‘rare interview’ to launch a scathing attack on Syria…

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