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The Syrian Coalition considers “the latest agreement to evacuate civilians from besieged Old Homs a cosmetic and incomplete response to international legal commitments. It falls short of the residents’ expectations in the besieged area. The Coalition further cautions against considering the agreement a substitute for breaking the siege on Old Homs, as well as on all other besieged areas. The manipulative nature of the Assad regime raises doubts about its…
President of the Syrian Coalition, Ahmad al Jarba, met with Egyptian Foreign Minister, Nabil Fahmi, early today to discuss the Syrian crisis in light of the latest deteriorating humanitarian situation resulting from the Assad regime’s unabated shelling on residential areas across Syria; particularly, in Aleppo. They also discussed the situation in besieged areas as well as the results of the first round of negotiations in Geneva II. President al Jarba…
Fayez Sarah, political and media adviser to the President of the Syrian Coalition, said that “the Assad regime cannot be trusted, as they have always breached the agreements with activists in Syria or with civil society, or even agreements with the international community." Sarah stresses that clearest indication of lack of commitment by the Assad regime is “stalling the handover of chemical weapons, as only 4% of the stockpile has…
Louay Safi, spokesman for the Syrian Coalition, said that Russia's blocking of a UN Security Council resolution under Chapter VII that condemns Assad for stalling breaking the siege on Syrian cities is contradictory and irresponsible." Safi’s remarks followed a statement by Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin’s, who said that “we are opposed to any move to pass any resolution at the Security Council now. The time is…
Ahmad Jarba, President of the Syrian Coalition, stresses that the Assad regime must implement all the terms of Geneva I as the primary reference for the negotiation process between the Assad regime and representatives of the Syrian people, during a meeting with Nabil al Arabi, the Secretary General of the Arab League. Jarba briefed Arabi about the results of his visit to Moscow and the first round of the Geneva…
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