Reform Party of Syria

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Reform Party of Syria
Leader Farid Ghadry
Founded October 2001 (in Washington, D.C., United States)
Headquarters Washington, D.C., United States
Ideology Neoconservatism,
Israel lobby in the United States,
Secularism
Political position Centre-right
Website
www.reformsyria.org[dead link]
Politics of Syria
Political parties
Elections

The Reform Party of Syria (Arabic: حزب الاصلاح السوريḤizb Al-Iṣlāḥ Al-Sūrīy), or RPS is a 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.[1] The RPS claims to have been formed in response to 9/11.[2] 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,[3] and a Syrian member of parliament described Ghadry as not being a "major figure", and was perplexed by U.S. backing of him.[4] Similarly Haitham al-Maleh, who was later be become a senior figure in the Syrian National Council, viewed Ghadry as an "opportunist".[5]

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  1. ^ "قوى المعارضة في سوريا". Al Jazeera (in Arabic). Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  2. ^ About the Reform Party of Syria
  3. ^ "Riad Seif Details Future Political Plans, Asks For Quiet Usg Support". United States Embassy Damascus. 14 January 2006. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "The View From Parliament: Mehlis, The Asad Speech, And Labwani". United States Embassy Damascus. 25 November 2005. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Usg Statements On Political Prisoners Overshadowed By Aftermath Of Bashar,s Speech". United States Embassy Damascus. 17 November 2005. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 

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