Syria now admits it has received a UN request to interview President Bashar Al-Assad and Foreign Minister Farouq Ash-Sharaa.
Until now, they had been denying that they received an official request. The demand was made public by the UN yesterday.
When the commission asked – far more informally – to meet Bashar last year, Syrian judges refused, saying it would amount to an attack on Syria’s sovereignty.
Syria has not said how it will respond to the demand, but they are saying that the interview request is a direct result of Khaddam’s bombshell on Friday. The former Vice Presdient of Syria claimed Bashar threatened Rafiq Al-Hariri.