Syria would align itself with the Arab League and the Gulf, Syrian National Council leader Burhan Ghalioun told the Wall Street Journal in an interview in France…

Damascus would have no special relationship with Iran and Hezbollah if President Bashar Assad lost power, he said.

“The current relationship between Syria and Iran is abnormal,” Ghalioun told the daily. “Syria is the center of the Arab Orient. It cannot live outside its relationship with the Arabian Peninsula, the Gulf countries, Egypt and others.”

“There will be no special relationship with Iran. This is the core issue – the military alliance. Breaking the exceptional relationship means breaking the strategic military alliance. We do not mind economic relations.”