Reform Party of Syria
|Reform Party of Syria|
|Founded||October 2001 (in Washington, D.C., United States)|
|Headquarters||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Politics of Syria
The Reform Party of Syria (Arabic: حزب الاصلاح السوري Ḥizb Al-Iṣlāḥ Al-Sūrīy), or RPS is a Syrian lobby group based in the United States that was active in the mid to late 2000s. Its leader Farid Ghadry is a United States citizen and has been described as "controversial" by Al Jazeera. The RPS claims to have been formed in response to 9/11. It is a member of fellow lobbing organization the Coalition Against Terrorist Media.
WikiLeaks cables released revealed that Ghadry and his organization were viewed as "unwelcome" by Riad Seif, and a Syrian member of parliament described Ghadry as not being a "major figure", and was perplexed by U.S. backing of him. Similarly Haitham al-Maleh, who was later be become a senior figure in the Syrian National Council, viewed Ghadry as an "opportunist".
- قوى المعارضة في سوريا. Al Jazeera (in Arabic). Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- About the Reform Party of Syria
- "Riad Seif Details Future Political Plans, Asks For Quiet Usg Support". United States Embassy Damascus. 14 January 2006. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "The View From Parliament: Mehlis, The Asad Speech, And Labwani". United States Embassy Damascus. 25 November 2005. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "Usg Statements On Political Prisoners Overshadowed By Aftermath Of Bashar,s Speech". United States Embassy Damascus. 17 November 2005. Retrieved 20 August 2012.