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Abdul Basit Sida, Syrian Coalition member, said today that "Russia must persuade the Assad regime to accept the terms of Geneva I, which is the basis for Geneva II." Sida points out that when regime officials talk about the possibility of Assad’s reelection and holding a referendum on the outcome of Geneva II, they break the agreement, which was ratified by the Russian government through the UN Security Council resolution…
Fayez Sarah, the Coalition’s political and media advisor, said that “Russia’s blocking of a UN Security Council statement condemning Assad’s daily bombing of Aleppo aims to divert Geneva away from its objectives through insisting on making the fight against terrorism the conference’s primary objective.” Sarah points out that Geneva II can be a conference to fight terrorism, including the terror practiced by the Assad regime against the Syrian people. Combatting…
Badr Aldin Jamous, Secretary General of the Syrian Coalition, condemns the "horrible crime committed by ISIS fighters against 50 people, including military personnel, journalists and activists." Jamous points out that “silencing activists, suppressing freedoms, and stripping people of human dignity have been among the practices this terrorist group has used. Just like the Assad regime, ISIS is violating basic human rights, denying people freedom of expression, and carrying out summary…
Farouk Tayfur, vice president of the Syrian Coalition said that “the resignations of some Coalition members are temporary and an attempt to express their personal views towards the results of the presidential elections held by the General Assembly.  Tayfur added that “mass resignations are illegal, as the real resignations must be submitted individually and directly to the Coalition. Only five resignations can be considered legal.” Tayfur denied that the subject…
Haitham al-Maleh, legal committee head, stresses that the Assad regime "is against going to Geneva II, as that means the handover of power and the formation of the transitional ruling body. However, Assad has been trying to reverse this fact through his attempts, alongside Russia and Iran, to divert the main focus of Geneva II, which is the formation of a transitional governing body without any role for Assad to…
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