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Former Syrian Vice President: "the [Assad] Regime has No Chance of Surviving in the Long Term"

9:10 PM, Jan 5, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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Abdul-Halim Khaddam has more tough words for his former boss, Bashar Assad.

Khaddam, who was deeply involved in the Syrian presence in Lebanon, said Assad's ''mistakes'' on the domestic and international front had weakened the Syrian regime beyond repair to the point where ''it can no longer reform itself. It has become like a model 1916 car.''

''I am convinced that the regime committed big mistakes against Syria and Lebanon ... and consequently it must shoulder its responsibility in front of the Syrian people,'' Khaddam said. ''I think the regime has no chance of surviving in the long term.''