President Shukri al-Quwatli's first interview from Geneva after the Zaim coup - 6 July 1949

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The interview was given to the Egyptian periodical Akher Saa. It was Quwatli's first after his arrest and forced resignation from the Syrian Presidency, at the hands of Husni al-Zaim, architect of Syria's first coup in March 1949. Thirty-eight days later, another coup took place in Syria, toppling General Husni al-Zaim.