Asked if he thought that the Syrian president was directly responsible for al-Hariri's killing in
Khaddam, who moved to Paris after resigning in June, has said in interviews since December that Assad had threatened al-Hariri shortly before he was killed in a car bombing on 14 February. Al-Assad has denied the allegation.
In December, Khaddam told Al Arabiya television that the killing of al-Hariri could not have been carried out by Syrian agents without al-Assad's involvement.
Al-Assad is under intense international pressure to co-operate with a UN inquiry into the killing of al-Hariri.
Khaddam has said he wants a popular uprising to overthrow the Syrian government, and Syrian officials call him a traitor. Asked if he would use the same word to describe al-Assad, he said: "Yes, I call him a traitor.
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